Panto In A Day
Let us take the stress and strain out of your Christmas show with ‘Panto In A Day’ (yes you did read that right, ‘Panto In A Day’!)
We have a selection of scripts that can be used and adapted to suit your needs. Our highly experienced practitioners need just one school day to work with your children to learn the words, movements and basic performance skills.
At the end of the day you will have the bones of a ‘ready-made’ show. Add the costumes and props of your choice plus a few extra rehearsals and, hey presto!, your end of term Christmas show is sorted! The added bonus is that it can grow and be made particularly relevant to your school by children and staff adding their own jokes, dialogue and suggestions for songs and music.
In the words of Kay Tims, retired head at Swanton Abbot Primary in Norfolk,
“Play in a Day transformed my view of creating a Christmas production from being a burden to being an incredible, positive experience for both staff and children. Before I used Play In A Day, I had the chore of inventing my own plays as I found using a published all singing and dancing play too prescriptive. But Play In A Day takes away the hard work by giving you the outline and the script, making decisions about casting and ensuring that by the end of the day the children can produce a near-perfect production. This then leaves you to finish it off as much as you want, by adding extra dialogue, songs and – in our case – some very bad jokes! It provides a perfect opportunity for real collaboration with the children and ensures a shared sense of satisfaction, pride and sheer enjoyment. Instead of being a burden, the Christmas play became an absolute delight from start to finish.”
Panto/Christmas show in a ‘day’ choices
- Robin Hood
- Bah! Humbug (after A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
- Cinderella (the traditional version)
- Omutugwa, An African Cinderella
- Treasure Island
- The Wind In The Willows
- Dick Whittington and Percy the Cat
- Snow White and the Magnificent Seven
Or, given a bit of notice, we can write something on the topic of your choice. We can also help with your summer production!