Seriously-ill teens at Perth's Princess Margaret Hospital have been given the chance to express their creativity for Livewire's annual 'House on the Haunted Hill' Halloween play.
The production, which ran from Thursday 29 October to Sunday 1 November, was organised by Livewire facilitators and teenage patients at the hospital in Subiaco and starred the volunteers and staff from the program.
Teens got involved behind-the-scenes, creating the scary sets and props, organising costume design, and managing special effects and audio.
The play, written by Livewire facilitator, Ryan Woosman, revolves around an eccentric billionaire who invites eight strangers to a haunted manor and the ghostly chaos that ensues. It is the fifth year the play has been performed at the hospital for patients and their families.
We've been proud partners of Starlight since 2011. Their adolescent support program provides peer-to-peer support to sick teens around Australia, facilitates "teen only" activities and workshops for young people living with a serious illness or disability.
Our support has seen Starlight roll out the Livewire program in six major children's hospitals across the country including the Princess Margaret Hospital (where it all began), Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick, John Hunter Children's Hospital in Newcastle, the Children's Hospital at Westmead and Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
Find out more about Livewire here