Cast members from Aliens Love Underpants land at St Marys Hospital
Cast members from the hit west end show, Aliens Love Underpants, made a surprise visit to children being treated at St Mary’s Hospital earlier this week.
At the event, arranged through Starlight Children’s Foundation, children from the Great Western Ward and the Paediatric Short Stay Unit were treated to an exclusive reading of Aliens Love Underpants by cast members and had the chance to meet the show’s colourful pant-stealing aliens.
Tina Halton, play specialist at the Trust said:
“The children sung and clapped their way through the whole performance. The visit from the cast members of Aliens Love Underpants really gave children spending their summer holidays in hospital the chance to escape the ward for a short while and enter the magical world of storytelling.
“The children particularly enjoyed meeting the pant-stealing aliens in person.”
Based on the hugely successful children’s book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, Aliens Love Underpants tells the story of the mischievous aliens who come to earth on an important mission to steal everybody’s underpants. The book has now been adapted for the stage and the show is currently playing at the Dominion Theatre until 5 September.
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About Starlight Children’s foundation
Every year, Starlight provides entertainment and distraction to over half a million poorly children in every hospital and hospice throughout the UK.
Starlight also grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.
To refer a child for a Starlight Foundation wish, or to make a donation, visit: www.starlight.org.uk
About Aliens Love Underpants
Based on the hugely successful children’s book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, Aliens Love Underpants tells the story of the mischievous aliens who come to earth on an important mission to steal everybody’s underpants. This zany and hilarious talehas been adapted and directedby Adam Bampton-Smith with stunning effects, madcap action, original music andlots of crazy aliens of course! The show plays at the Dominion Theatre until 5 September, following a highly acclaimed UK Tour.
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ