Talented students from the Letchworth-based Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise took time off from rehearsals for their first panto production to bring a little festive cheer to patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

The Aladdin characters made the trip to stage one of the numbers from their show, thanks to support from nationwide charity Kissing it Better, which aims to share good ideas between health professionals and involve the local community in supporting the work of hospitals.

Aladdin will be staged tomorrow, Tuesday, and on Thursday with performances at 1.30pm and 7.30pm each day – call 01462 424370 to reserve tickets.