YOUNGSTERS at a Durham school will be throwing themselves into the fun of panto.
More than 90 secondary school students at Belmont Community School are busy putting the finishing touches to their festive performance.
Students at the Buckinghamshire Road school have opted for Robin Hood this year, and will be on stage for the first performance tonight.
Elaine Morgan, assistant business manager, said: “With a variety of characters from the traditional Robin Hood, played by Year 10 student, Sam Fagan, and Friar Tuck, played by Year 11 student Bethany Hitchen, to some outrageous pantomime appearances from Mystic Meg, Year 10’s Caitlin McGranaghan, and Dobbin the Wonder Horse, played by Year 8 students Liam Smith and Jordan Stephen, there are laughs and tears guaranteed for all the family.”
All the pupils are looking forard to taking part, including Year 9 pupil, Madeleine Pritchard, who will be playing Maid Marion.
She said: “I can’t wait to get on stage this week. I’m really enjoying playing Maid Marion and it’s great being part of such a large cast – it’s like a big family.”
Laura Jackson, curriculum team leader for performing arts, said “I’m so proud of how hard the students and staff have worked. The panto runs until Friday and starts at 7pm, with a bar open from 6.30pm.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 386 5715 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.