Award winning theatre company visits St George’s20 February 2020
‘If Not Here…where?’ is a portable puppet show created especially for children and young people in hospital. The performances were brought to our paediatric wards by the Charity's arts team.
"We're passionate about bringing creativity and expression to our wards and these performances gave young inpatients an exciting theatrical experience right by their bedsides!" said Helena Copsey, our Arts Manager.
The show follows the journey of a central character into a series of different dreamlike places. The children who took part helped the character make choices throughout the performance using a touchscreen tablet. The story allowed those in the audience to imaginatively escape the clinical environment and explore a magical world far from the walls of the hospital.
Performances and opportunities for creativity can make a massive difference to entertain and distract children in hospital, especially those who are admitted for long stretches of time. St George’s Arts were thrilled to be able to partner with the Play Team on this project and have lots more exciting ideas for our wards throughout the year.
Families and staff told us that the performances really made a difference to their time in hospital:
“She hasn’t smiled like that in a while - you’ve really lifted our spirits”
Parent, Nicholls Ward
“Giving children in hospital choices is so empowering”
For more information about our arts programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.