THE RED carpet was rolled out for Solihull children and their families when they were invited to a special theatre performance.
Children being cared for by Acorns Children’s Hospice watched as the cast of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat took to Birmingham Hippodrome stage.
Families were treated to an afternoon of music, singing and dancing as the stage came alive for the story of Joseph and his riveting rainbow coat.
There was also a meet and greet with the show’s narrator Anna Campkin and co-stars Gemma Pipe and Amber Kennedy.
Sarah Jasper, family services manager at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Birmingham Hippodrome and the cast of Joseph for inviting some of the children and families we support for a fun-packed day out at the theatre.
“The cast and Hippodrome staff went out of their way to make sure it was a magical experience – as dazzling and colourful as Joseph’s coat. Our families loved every minute of it.
“At Acorns we’re all about creating special memories and making every moment count for the children and families we care for and this was a technicolour dream.”
Chris Sudworth, director of artistic programming at Birmingham Hippodrome, said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with a fellow charity in the Midlands and to welcome the amazing families supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was the perfect show for a day of colourful crafts and fun activities around which to build a day that hopefully the families will never forget.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.