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Peter Panto hooks a crowd!

Northfleet Technology College’s students took to the stage at The Woodville on Wednesday 29th June 2022, for three sell-out performances of Peter Panto: A Summer Adventure.

The show marked the culmination of months of hard work by the cast, including writing scripts, rehearsals, costume and set design, creating props, lighting and sound. What’s more, not only is this the first time they have performed the school’s highly anticipated summer pantomime in two years, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it is the first time that many have performed on a professional stage to a wider audience.

The school welcomed over 1,000 pupils from local primary schools for two matinee performances before parents arrived in their droves in the evening to see the talents of their children in action. Stylishly telling the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the dastardly Captain Hook, the school’s budding actors whisked the audience away to Neverland, which was complete with pirates, mermaids, Indians and of course the lost boys.

The theatre filled with cheers, laughs and boos – all that you can expect from a classic pantomime – but what really shone was the creative flair and professionalism of Northfleet Technology College’s budding actors and the crew backstage. The students clearly relished the opportunity they were given, putting on a magical performance and making the very most of the day. A special mention must also go to Mr Edwards for his stand-out performance as Nanny!


Mrs Jane Partridge, Headteacher, commented:

We have thriving Drama, Music and Art Departments at Northfleet Technology College that provide exciting experiences to inspire and challenge our boys to pursue their passions with the same vigour as their academics, whilst growing into creative, curious and confident young men. Our summer pantomime is one of many opportunities we provide to showcase and celebrate their talent. Congratulations to all students involved and special thanks should also go out to Mr Keating, for continuing to write, direct and produce our in-famous pantomimes.

Mr Keating, Head of Drama, commented:

I am extremely proud of the cast and crew who worked so hard on every aspect of the pantomime, from performing to designing and making props to lighting and sound production. We were delighted to be able to share this magical show with our families and local primary schools at The Woodville. It provided our students with the chance to show off their skills on a professional stage, taking their work beyond the school building and gaining exposure to a wider audience.