Aladdin panto a huge hit


Our students starring in Aladdin.

Our annual pantomime has provided a huge success with over 1,200 local children visiting us for our production of Aladdin.

The pantomime was staged in The Electric Theatre and starred our Performing Arts students under the direction of our expert staff.

Students on Level 1, 2 and 3 courses took part in, or supported, the production backstage and all Performing Arts staff were involved, including choreography by Dance tutor Devon Blood and lighting and set design by Curriculum Support Technician Tom Flanagan.

11 performances were sold out and the show received excellent reviews from those in attendance.

The pantomime was co-directed by tutors Paul Atkins and Donna Turner. Paul said: “It was a fabulous week of productions and a real success for all those involved. Our students had the opportunity to experience the real-life work demands of a professional performer and the visiting school children all left buzzing with excitement, with huge smiles on their faces.

“Most people think pantomime is just a bit of fun but, in reality, it’s exceptionally hard work and our students were left exhausted by the number of performances. However, they are the first to say that it was a brilliant experience and totally worth the effort. We’re very proud of them!”

Mr Thompson, Headteacher of Shawlands Primary School whose pupil attended the pantomime, said: “The staff and students came back buzzing about how good the pantomime was. The children particularly enjoyed Widow Twanky’s tassels and Mr Thompson’s bloomers! We’ll definitely book for next year!”

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Last updated: 21st December 2017

Originally posted on: 21st December 2017