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Will Aladdin save the day? - St Mary's trip to the Panto.

Will Aladdin save the day, and will he marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine? Will the Genie be freed? There was only one way to find out – take the whole of St Mary’s Catholic High School to The Fairfield Halls to see the pantomime ‘Aladdin’!

On Tuesday, 19th December, Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 attended the morning performance of the show, and Years 10 and 11 the afternoon performance. To add to the treat, each pupil was given an ice cream during the intermission.

Last year, only pupils with the highest number of achievement points were rewarded a trip to the pantomime, but this year all pupils were treated to this special Christmas treat at the end of a busy and productive term.

For some of our pupils this was their very first experience of visiting a pantomime, and the general consensus was that it was one of great excitement and fun. The pupils joined the hero Aladdin, his mother Widow Twankey and his brother Wishee Washee as they embarked on a magical adventure to try to defeat the evil Abanazar and his plan to become master of the world with help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit of The Ring.

This was an enchanting tale of magic, mayhem and misunderstandings live on the famous Ashcroft Theatre stage. ‘Aladdin’ was a laugh-a-minute extravaganza with stunning sets, musical hits, fabulous costumes, and amazing special effects which kept pupils and staff entertained on a cold, wet December day, and a perfect way to end the term as we broke up for Christmas.