Brendoncare Park Road in Winchester enjoyed an evening of entertainment with the Aladdin pantomime being performed by the residents, staff and volunteers of the care home. It was written by Enid Troubridge, a resident at the care home.
The pantomime was full of comedy, wonderful costumes and the odd bit of ad-libbing! It was a huge success and enjoyed by the residents and their families and friends.
Enid Troubridge is a keen writer and Aladdin is the third pantomime she has written whilst at Brendoncare Park Road. She was born in Dorset and has been a resident at Brendoncare Park Road for the past five years. From an early age, she was keen to write and at the age of 12 she won a radio competition for her poem and felt honoured to have her poem displayed at her school. Enid carried on writing throughout her life, mostly for family and friends but enjoyed writing during her career in the army. She particularly enjoyed writing pantomimes and used to act with her two daughters during their childhood.
Enid finds her ideas and words come to her at different times so when they do, she wastes no time in jotting them down in a notebook. Enid’s poems are displayed around Park Road for everyone’s amusement. Enid’s favourite activities and hobbies are anything to do with words; reading, scrabble, countdown, puzzles, crosswords. She also enjoys participating in the activities at Park Road.
Enid has this to say, “I get a got of fun from writing pantomimes and it particularly amuses me to see them performed. I was delighted with the performance and am already thinking of new ideas for 2020!”
Brendoncare Park Road is a 41 bedroom home providing nursing, respite and end-of-life care. It is located in a tranquil part of Winchester and has attractive mature gardens.