Audiences thrilled by Toftwood school’s magical panto

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

It's usually performed by adults for children but pupils at Toftwood Infant School turned pantomime on its head by putting on a show for parents and guests.

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Year 2 children delighted their audiences with their Christmas production of Aladdin, even getting a visit from the Mayor of Dereham.

All 89 children worked hard together to learn a variety of songs, dances and lines to tell the story.

The audience was treated to a silver limousine to take Jasmine and Aladdin to the wedding, a wedding scene with full costume, Wishy Washy's laundry and an insight into the cave.

Jasmine had three costume changes in the play which took a lot of practising and the audience enjoyed seeing the antics of the two baddies who worked for Abanazar and also the work of the guitar playing genie who magically appeared during the play.

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Head teacher, Joanna Pedlow, said the children had really embraced the pantomime and had all worked together as a team to put on a fantastic performance for everyone.

'It really brought out the best in all of our children,' she said.

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'Those who have previously been quite shy and reluctant to join in really shone in the performance, even when other cast members were absent and they had to learn extra lines or stand in at short notice.

'Their enthusiasm and commitment to the play was amazing.

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils at Toftwood Infant School have performed a Christmas pantomime. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

'We were so grateful for all of the efforts made by the parents to supply such fabulous costumes for the children and to all of the staff for their efforts to put on such a great play.'

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