Flying High with Peter Pan at this year's Pantomime!
Bosbury School's now-traditional Christmas pantomime trip took place this week as the whole school boarded three coaches to travel to Neverland (well, Hereford at least) to experience the performance of Peter Pan at The Courtyard Theatre.
The event was made even more festive this year as it just happened to coincide with Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day. As a result, the school hall was awash with colour as Key Stage 1 enjoyed a picnic with their packed lunches before they boarded their buses.
It was then time for the show to begin as the whole school joined in with renditions of Christmas classics from the likes of George Michael and Mariah Carey, before the curtain was then raised for a dazzling two hour performance of Peter Pan and Wendy's adventures in Neverland against the dastardly pirates.
The children loved the unique character of Tinkerbell with her bicycle and scene-stealing clever miming actions, enjoyed booing and hissing at the villainous Captain Hook, and, in true Bosbury tradition after Mr. Ponter's memorable cameos last year, staff and pupils alike enjoyed the banter this time between Mr. Smith in the front row of the audience and Mrs Smee the Dame on stage.
After his fantastic authentic performance of Jack Dawkins aka The Artful Dodger in the Bosbury School Key Stage 2 production of Oliver! back in the summer, you can imagine how thrilled everyone was to see ex-Bosbury Year 6 pupil Ben Witt continuing to flourish with his theatrical career on stage as one of the young backing dancers in the production!
A big, big thank you to FOBS for funding the tickets to allow the pupils to once again enjoy this wonderful festive treat, and to all of the staff who accompanied the children on the day. It is never an easy job to organize and carry out a trip with over 140 pupils, nearly twenty adults and three coaches but once again everyone returned to school safely accounted for!
Rumour has it that a certain young girl who went on to lose a rather valuable shoe along with her two ugly sisters will be featuring in next year's pantomime, so watch this space...!
Performance photos used by kind permission of The Courtyard Theatre and Russell Lewis.