Newham’s older residents enjoy pantomime treat at Theatre Royal Stratford East

PUBLISHED: 14:28 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:28 21 December 2017

Pantomime attendees outside Theatre Royal Stratford East Picture: Andrew Baker

Pantomime attendees outside Theatre Royal Stratford East Picture: Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

More than 200 of Newham’s older residents enjoyed a special performance of Rapunzel.

The Christmas treat, at Theatre Royal Stratford East, was organised by the council’s community neighbourhood teams.

They were welcomed to the theatre by deputy mayor Cllr Ken Clark and Cllr Forhad Hussain, deputy cabinet member for community neighbourhoods, and sat alongside primary school children for the performance.

Cllr Clark said: “Events like these are designed to give some of our older residents an enjoyable afternoon out while helping them meet new people and forge new friendships.

“The mix of older and younger residents made it extra special and everybody had a great time joining in with the audience participation moments.”

The eight community neighbourhood teams are designed to bring residents together by holding events throughout the year.

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