Canterbury panto ‘really makes Christmas’

Hundreds of schoolchildren were transported to a land of ugly stepsisters, fairy godmothers and pirates as they watched a pantomime double-bill at a Kent college.

Dance and drama students at Canterbury College performed all-singing, all-dancing versions of classic children’s tales to children at Pilgrims Way Primary School.

More than 50 students were involved in the production of Cinderella and Peter Pan.

“It was fantastic entertainment for the children,” said Pilgrims Way assistant head Adam Smith. “They’ve been here before and they love it every time, plus it really makes Christmas.”

It’s the third year the college has been putting on pantomines for local school-children. Performing arts tutor Tony Greenlaw said: “Panto isn’t panto without a receptive audience of children. Every year we look forward to producing small-scale pantomimes for local schools to come and enjoy.  Our students benefit greatly from performing and this year has been our best offer yet.”