THE cast of this year’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs show recently visited Penarth’s Marie Curie hospice dressed in their costumes.

Patients at the Cardiff and the Vale Hospice on Bridgeman Road, Penarth, met cast from the New Theatre’s pantomime production including the Wicked Queen played by actress Samantha Womack.

The New Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime also stars actress comedian Mike Doyle as pantomime dame Betty Blumenthal and Stephanie Webber as Snow White, who also visited the hospice.

X-Factor’s Chico and Tam Ryan also star in the show, which promises comedy and music, sensational dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery.

Between performances on Friday, the busy cast popped by the Penarth hospice to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

They also met volunteers at the charity’s shop on Windsor Road in the town.

Samantha Womack, who plays the Wicked Queen in the pantomime, which has exceeded record sales of tickets, said: “Christmas can be a difficult time for people living with a terminal illness and their families, so we were thrilled to be able to visit the hospice to bring a sprinkling of festive magic to patients, staff and visitors.

“To be able to see for a short time the wonderful care provided by Marie Curie Nurses was wonderful.”

Pamela Preece, who is currently an inpatient, said: “The hospice has been fantastic in arranging all sorts of festive treats for us leading up to Christmas.

“This surprise today of a visit from a pantomime cast really is the icing on the cake.”

The show runs from Tuesday to Sunday until January 14.