Latymer staff raise over £13,500 for Bursary Appeal

Latymer staff have raised £13,550 for the Bursary Appeal by putting on a sell-out production of Aladdin – OH YES THEY DID! 

Scripted, produced and performed by Latymer teachers and support staff, the Pantomime sold out within 24 hours of tickets going on sale. It was enjoyed by over 800 members from the Latymer community who came to show their support over the 4 nights of performances.

Scripted, produced and performed by Latymer teachers and support staff, the Pantomime sold out within 24 hours of tickets going on sale. It was enjoyed by over 800 members from the Latymer community who came to show their support over the 4 nights of performances.

They enjoyed watching Aladdin on his magic carpet ride as he tried to win the heart of the beautiful princess Jasmine. A love story full of laughter and plenty of wonders to keep the audience on their toes. Many students were impressed by Mr Goldsmith’s (Genie) wonderful voice, demanding lessons to be delivered in song from now on, while others were bursting into laughter during Mr Forbes’ hilarious performance as Widow Twanky. The Head, Mr Goodhew, managed to evade capture until the very end of the show, at which point he was apprehended in a case of mistaken identity.

The Pantomime couldn’t have been possible without the 36 members of the cast and band, and the 10 crew members from theatre staff and our sixth form. Our thanks to Mr Joseph for first conceiving the idea of a staff panto and for his direction of this production and to Mr Ben-Nathan and Mr Haines for their incredible writing and logistical expertise (who would have thought they could top Cinderella!?); Mr Birchmore for additional input and direction and the theatre support crew of Shivani, Neil and James and our Sixth Form volunteers, Maddy and Sonny (stage managers); Abbie Michael and Oscar (assistant stage managers), Jemima and Daria (Followspots) and Max (lighting operator) and the Lower School Art Club who helped make props.

Thank you to everyone involved and those who attended, you helped us raise over £13,550 for the Inspiring Minds Bursary Appeal and a further £250 for RAIS£ (our student-led fundraising club), through the sale of sweet bags.

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