Our Mission

Comfort & Joy has a goal to create bespoke, accessible, and quality entertainment for those in care. We want to devise fresh and exciting concerts whilst keeping people in care and those who work in care at the heart of our concept.

A Comfort & Joy Story

Comfort & Joy is the product of a conversation between Musical Director turned Producer, Ben Papworth and West End Actor, Steph Parry when they identified how unfortunate it was that traditional visiting performers would be absent in care homes, children's hospitals and other places of care at Christmas due to Covid-19. The joy and restorative power of live performance was made impossible within these settings - so, they decided to bring them to residents digitally.

 

Comfort & Joy managed to capture the magic of live entertainment and transform it into the digital world, creating a bespoke concert that won the hearts of thousands up and down the UK. It garnered critical acclaim in both the national press and even on BBC News for it’s ingenuity and thoughtfulness for those who thought they were unable to access live entertainment during Christmas 2020.

 

After Christmas, our director’s mum (a private carer) brought to the Comfort & Joy’s team that often those in care are only thought of at Christmas, but why not continue to serve your audience throughout the whole year? In our inaugural year we have undertaken the promise to fulfil a concert every three months performed by West End professionals with our unique audience in mind every time.

Comfort & Joy Concerts Team

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Ben Papworth

Producer & Founder

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Steph Parry

Founder

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Andrew Keates

Artistic Director

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