The pantomime was a trip that a selected few in year 7 were privileged to attend. It took place in the Hippodrome where the students watched the pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’. The Hippodrome itself was filled to the rafters with students across Birmingham schools and the atmosphere was most definitely electric! From the outside, the Hippodrome is a grand building, but this does not begin to show you the palatial extravagance from within.
From beginning to end the performances were comical, the special effects astounding and the performances outstanding – oh no it isn’t – oh yes, it certainly was! There was even a special guest, Dr Ranj from CBBC, who I think has found his calling as a Fairy Prince.
Midway, the obligatory interval ensued during which free vanilla ice cream had been handed out to the audience – who doesn’t like a freebie? Once the interval ended, the show continued.
In the second half we welcomed two fire performers and the audience was captivated by their dangerous tricks. The comedy, tension and surprise continued. Overall, it was an excellent experience and I am looking forward to the next one.
Azlan Jaffri (7W)