‘The Wizard of Oz’: Year 7 Panto

Every year, the Lower Sixth write and produce the annual GHS Pantomime to be performed by the new Year 7s. This year’s directors, Helena Richardson and Emily Burch, produced an entertaining and original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. As the Pantomime is an event widely anticipated, there were high expectations of this GHS Christmas tradition!

With Eva Daniels as Dorothy, accompanied by her faithful companion Toto, performed by Miriam Grant, and Dorothy’s love interest Jamie played by Emily Wood, the story follows the GHS girls and RGS boys’ determination to find their friend Dorothy with some help from the magical Glinda and the Mice. Although we cannot mention everyone by name in this article, we are incredibly proud of all the cast and their dedication in bringing this Pantomime to life.

A big thank you must go to all of our teachers, especially Mrs Bengoechea and to all of the Lower Sixth involved in any part of the production, from backstage to lighting and sound, the band, acting and music heads as well as those in charge of the tricky task of crowd control! Finally, huge thanks to the Sixth Form volunteers who helped with hair and make-up or handed out mince pies and mulled wine to parents. What an incredible pantomime! Happy Christmas everyone!

Hattie Postance, LVIC & Freya Johnson, LVIJ