THE HAMPSHIRE Hospitals Panto Players’ pantomime Snow White and the National Elf Service was just what the doctor ordered.

It was cancelled by Covid last year but this time the cast and crew – most of whom still work for the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – were determined the two 2022 performances would go ahead at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke last Saturday.

The matinee was aimed at a family audience while the evening show had a sprinkling of Carry On-style adult comedy. Bucket collections raised nearly £700 for the Hampshire Hospitals Charity.