There's No Place Like Home...
Or in fact for some lucky children there was no place like the Majestic Theatre, Retford. On Saturday 9th April, 15 very excited children took to the stage as the Munchkins from the Land of Oz.
For many, many weeks, these children had been working hard with Mrs Smith, to choreograph and perfect three different routines which they then performed as part of a visiting professional theatre company. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ pantomime featured well-known faces from the world of television, Dancing on Ice and Coronation Street star Steven Arnold best known as Ashley Peacock from the ITV soap as Scarecrow and X Factor star Lloyd Daniels as The Wizard of Oz, who, along with our very own Munchkins helping Dorothy on her journey along the Yellow Brick Road.
As usual, behaviour back stage was of the expected Carr Hill high standard and all the children maintained a very professional attitude all the way through which was noticed and commented on by the company director. Members of the audience said they had thoroughly enjoyed the show and the children were fantastic.
Talking of their stage experience children commented ‘It was exciting!’ - Olivia, ‘Can we do it again?’ – Robyn and Callie, ‘It was fun performing with professional actors’ – Asha, ‘It was an amazing experience’ – Madison, ‘I loved doing the Wizard of Oz as it was a fantastic opportunity’ – Saskia.
(Children involved: Saskia, Madison, Asha, Kaitlyn, Ella H, Leo S, Ellie, Charlotte A, Summer C, Shania, Olivia A, Robyn, Callie, Jasmin, Charliann)