The genie in the lamp made St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s wish come to true this week by arranging for the whole school to go to the Christmas pantomime. Seven coaches with 210 excited children arrived at Margate Winter Gardens in high spirits ready to watch Margate Operatic Society’s production of Aladdin.
Flying carpets, wicked wizards and the beautiful princess Jasmine made a magical morning of musical mayhem with all the children thoroughly entering into the “Behind You” spirit of the production.
An unanticipated highlight of the show was when the Mr Chris Wright, the Executive Principal, was pulled onstage to assist with the ritual buffoonery much to the delight of the pupils who enjoyed seeing the Head put under the spotlight (quite literally !).
Combining all the elements that make pantomimes such a unique experience, the children assisted Aladdin on his journey to find the lamp and win the hand of the beautiful Jasmine. The genie was put back in the lamp ready for next year’s outing which is a firm favourite on the school calendar.