Residents at The Pines residential care home in Bidston were treated to a surprise visit from some of our members last week.
We took a break from our busy rehearsal schedule to spend time with residents and bring the magic of the musicals directly into their home.
The youngest member of our ‘Anything Goes’ cast, four year old Papillion Sqiggle, proved the biggest hit with residents.
The dog, who will be making his stage debut with us next month, entertained residents with his cheeky personality and proved that he won’t be shying away from the lime light when his big moment comes.
The Pines Resident Norman Nuttall, 94, said “I really enjoyed the music workshop and meeting the little dog was an extra special treat.”
The visit was organised by BOST members and Music for Health Directors Sue Beattie and Barbara Steventon. The pair have been best friends since joining BOST in 1980 and have been running Music For Health workshops since 2015, having both retired from long careers in teaching.
The Music For Health programme is designed for Residential, Nursing and Dementia Home residents to have fun through the medium of music, to stimulate memories and promote movement.
Barbara said “All residents are able to benefit from these workshops and it is gratifying seeing their pleasure and improved well-being.”
The Pines Manager, Emma Skyner, added “Our residents always enjoy the Music For Health workshops, but combining this month’s session with a visit from the canine member of the BOST cast created a real buzz around the place. I know everyone will still be talking about it for weeks to come.”
Our production of ‘Anything Goes’ is being performed from 8-10th June at the Floral Pavilion theatre in New Brighton.