It’s panto time again, Oh, yes it is!
This year we are proud to be continuing our partnership with the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton – their festive production promises to be “just magic” with the addition of the lovely Debbie McGee.
Sleeping Beauty runs at the Grand from December 8 until January 13 and also features that other magical genius Sooty. Debbie was of course married to Paul Daniels and a major part of the act which brought some incredible illusions and magic tricks into our homes via television over many years.
St Dominic’s is very proud of our links with the Grand and the school’s role in bringing drama and other performing arts opportunities to our pupils. As partners, our head Peter McNabb and facilities manager Greg Spooner were invited to the launch of this year’s panto and had a great time.
Peter said: “We had a meal with the stars of the show and a number of them entertained us between the courses – it was a great occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We got to meet Debbie, Richard Cadell and Sooty and the event was hosted by Nick Owen.
“It’s all part of our long tradition in performing arts which has allowed us to produce so many talented youngsters at our drama school and dance teachers with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) awards.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Grand Theatre and support our students who want a career in the performing arts or who look upon it as a life-developing and enhancing hobby.”
Sleeping Beauty also features Doreen Tipton and Ian Adams, who are in their third successive panto season at the Grand, West End star Oliver Ormson and Julie Paton.
For more information about the pantomime, visit the website here.