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Holland-on-Sea: Care home set to dazzle crowds with Mamma Mia production
10:00am Wednesday 11th December 2013 in News
A SPECIAL show will be performed in front of a sell-out crowd by residents and staff at a Holland-on-Sea care home.
Staff at York House have helped residents organise the performance of hit musical Mamma Mia.
The home has residents aged from 33-83 with a range of mental and physical disabilities, and everyone is getting involved in the show.
What started as a small in-house show has escalated, and they will now perform in front of a sell-out crowd of 90 people, made up of friends, family and members of the community.
Senior care coordinator Emma Saint said: “The residents wanted to do a play for Christmas and they came up with the idea.
“It was going to be a small play at the care home but we have had so much interest.
“This is great for the residents. They have different kinds of disabilities but doing a big production like this shows them that there is nothing they can’t do.
“It really gives them a lift and there is a buzz around the home.
“We try to make their dreams come true and they are all really excited about it.
“Everyone has been practicing hard. The staff have been roped into it as well and we are probably more nervous than the residents!
“But it should be a fantastic. It is the perfect Christmas present for the residents.”
The show will take place at Holland-on-Sea Baptist Church on Saturday December 14.