Kesgrave High pulls out all the stops

MAGIC lamps, pandas and a very familiar looking Widow Twanky meant Kesgrave High School pulled out all the stops for its school show this year.The colourful and energetic production of Aladdin was the school's biggest ever Christmas panto, with more than 50 students involved in every aspect of the show.

MAGIC lamps, pandas and a very familiar looking Widow Twanky meant Kesgrave High School pulled out all the stops for its school show this year.

The colourful and energetic production of Aladdin was the school's biggest ever Christmas panto, with more than 50 students involved in every aspect of the show.

Stuart Race, head of drama, said he was delighted with the standard of the performances.

Although Mr Race is acting as artistic director, the school's sixth formers organised the show, taking care of costumes, sets and ticket sales.

Mr Race praised the older students for providing inspiration to the younger children involved, who were joined on stage by two teachers, Stuart Tingy and David Rutter, playing Dame Widow Twanky and the evil Abanazar.

Mr Rutter also adapted much of the script, adding new scenes and characters to ensure as many students as possible could be involved.

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Mr Race said he was extremely pleased with the way everyone had pitched in to create a show that had brought the whole school together.

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