Crispinella, written and narrated by Village Activity
Facilitator Elaine Henley, was a variation on Cinderella and
starred plenty of familiar faces from around St Crispin
Elaine wrote the story as a well-being pantomime, and
interspersed the story with facts about keeping healthy, including
alcohol limits, advice about fitness and healthy eating and
information about sleep. The Village's gym instructor, Cameron,
even popped up to hold a couple of exercise classes for
Crispinella's ugly sisters - and the entire audience!
Reviews from staff and residents were uniformly positive.
Village Manager Sara Reading said she was proud of the effort
everyone had put in. "Aren't they fantastic? It was great," she
Resident Brenda Hants, who has lived at the retirement village
in Northampton for about a year, said she had really enjoyed the
show. "We had a great view sitting near the front here - it was
hilarious watching Elaine throw her cards on the floor when she'd
finished with them."
Her friend Jean Dindol agreed. "It was really funny, and
Elaine's very clever to have written something like that!"
Picture: Writer and narrator Elaine Henley with
three of her admiring audience members, Harry and Jean Dindol and
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