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Morgan Sindall brings jungle fun to Alder Hey

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has sponsored a special Jungle Book theatre experience at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital - bringing the classic show to life for patients and staff alike.

The Unity Theatre and Action Transport Theatre co-production ensured the children had a rip-roaringly good time, and spread cheer across the hospital, with a unique screening of their fun re-telling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale.

The Jungle Book production is a family show that incorporates music, dance and song and features eye-catching, colourful costume designs including an impressive take on the story’s main villain, Shere Khan.

The special visit was sponsored by Morgan Sindall, whose team has strong links with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Alder Hey Children’s Charity has been Morgan Sindall’s North West charity of the year for the past three consecutive years. Morgan Sindall has held a number of fundraising events over the period including seven ‘open mic’ nights, the most recent of which raised £1,800 for the charity.

The company is playing a key role in the delivery of the major new research and education facility at the hospital, which will enable the development of safer, better medicines for children to use in the NHS and globally. It will also help give children in the North West greater access to emerging life-saving technologies and provide world-class facilities to continue to attract outstanding researchers to Liverpool.

Barry Roberts, area director at Morgan Sindall in the North West, said: “We are very proud to have sponsored this special screening of The Jungle Book at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, It’s a fantastic production which we hope has spread some cheer around the wards.

“Morgan Sindall is a dedicated supporter of Alder Hey Children’s Charity, which is a very special cause that touches so many lives around the region. We hope everyone involved enjoyed the show and the fantastic performance by The Jungle Book cast.”
Gordon Millar, Unity Theatre artistic director, said: “We are very grateful to Morgan Sindall for supporting our wish to reach audiences who are unable attend the theatre and I’m sure that our charming show, a co-production with the brilliant Action Transport Theatre, will be loved by the children and families at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.”

Vicky Charnock, Arts Co-ordinator at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, said: “We would like to thank Unity Theatre and everyone involved for offering us some free screenings, based around their Christmas production The Jungle Book. They were fantastic and everyone really enjoyed their performance.”

Morgan Sindall is delivering a number of key schemes in Liverpool, including the recent completion new £48 million Operational Command Centre (OCC) for Merseyside Police in Speke. The company has also been appointed to deliver two projects worth £48 million as part of the local authority’s Paddington Village scheme – a planned £1 billion extension to the city’s Knowledge Quarter. This includes a design and build contract to deliver a new £35 million ‘Northern Centre of Excellence’ for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Unity Theatre is an award-winning independent theatre, based at Hope Place in Liverpool. With an ethos based on creativity, participation, innovation and diversity. The company works extensively with the Merseyside community, offering bespoke workshops and access to the arts. It was originally founded in the 1930s as the Merseyside Left Theatre.