School Pantomimes

Primary school pantomimes are a little more complicated than they appear!

Audiences of children are often used to performances of well structured stories told on film, such as the Disney versions of some of the pantomime stories. And children in the same audience may have varying levels of familiarity with the story in question.

So for school pantomimes our approach is to focus on storytelling with charm, character and wit, using our specially written scripts and songs alongside lots of joining in from the children to engage imaginations and tell the story.

Jack and the Beanstalk | Cinderella | Aladdin | Scroogical | Sample songs

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Craig Revel Horwood is the voice of the Giant

The fairytale kingdom of Littletania is in trouble – BIG trouble!

The greedy Giant Blunderbore rules the land, and our hero Jack is determined to defeat this gigantic meanie.

Share the adventure as a magical beanstalk grows right in front of your eyes. Jack needs your help, to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and rescue Muriel the Dancing Cow from the nasty Giant's castle in the clouds.

To read more than 20 outstanding pantomime testimonials from other teachers please see our testimonials page.

Cinderella

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Cinderella needs your help!

Her nasty Ugly Sisters want to stop her going to the Royal Ball, and ruin her chances of dancing with Prince Charming.

Luckily there are lots of people who want to help Cinders' dream come true - like her best friend Buttons, and her magical furry friend and the magical Fairy Godmother (unlike any you've ever seen before!)

To read more than 20 outstanding pantomime testimonials from other teachers please see our testimonials page.

Aladdin

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The magical, mystical world of Old Peking comes to your school this Christmas brought to life by two of our team of West End actors.

Reckless ragamuffin Aladdin has an adventurous streak which keeps getting him into trouble. He defies the law and looks upon the face of Princess Jasmine – and all at once he's wanted by the police and head-over-heels in love.

To read more than 20 outstanding pantomime testimonials from other teachers please see our testimonials page.

Scroogical! A Children's Christmas Carol

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There's BIG trouble in ChristmasHQ.

Chrissie the trainee Christmas Spirit has got to persuade the meanest meanie of them all, Ebenezer Scrooge, to believe in the magic and wonder of Christmas, or she'll never pass her Festive Test.

If she fails, and if Scrooge's “Bah Humbug!” loathing of all things Christmassy spreads, then Christmas could get cancelled – forever!

Chrissie's going to need the help of every child in your school, as she goes on a magical musical adventure to try and change Scrooge's mean and miserly ways, and save Christmas!

To read more than 20 outstanding pantomime testimonials from other teachers please see our testimonials page.

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Audience participation for the Children

We need every child in your school to sing the songs and do the magical moves to make sure all the characters live happily ever after - Oh Yes They Will!

Sing-a-long songs

The children (and teachers!) can join in the sing-a-long songs which we can provide in advance of the show, so everyone is prepared.

Always excellent, always organised, always impressive, always professional, always enjoyed!
— KS2 Literacy Subject Leader, Grange Farm Primary School, Dec 2013

Practicalities

Age range: Reception to Year 6
Group size: Up to 250 children per show. Larger schools have multiple performances
Requirements: Just an empty school hall - we bring everything needed
Set-up time: 20 minutes
Length: 60 minutes
Accompanying material: Optional sing-a-long soundtrack – provided in advance


You can listen to two samples of our pantomime music here: