Portmoak Primary Pantomime

It has been panto season over at Portmoak Primary in the last few weeks, as Primary 4-7 put on a rendition of Aladdin. A school pantomime has become a bi-annual event at Portmoak, and is something which is very much looked forward to by everyone in the school community. The choir, led by Mr Young, music teacher, were made up of P4-5s and P6-7 fulfilled all of the acting and backstage roles. Miss Kettles, the P5/6 teacher, was the director. The children played to a sell out crowd on Wednesday and Thursday evening, as well as an afternoon performance on the Tuesday. Family and friends who came to see Aladdin were extremely complementary about the standard of performance from all concerned.

Aladdin was played by Grace Cowie this year and Esme Allen was princess Jasmine. Ewan Cowe made the audience laugh out loud in his reprisal of the Widow Twankey and there were many boos to be heard as Max Spenke portrayed the evil Abenazer.

Louise Gordon, headteacher, said “I am so proud of the standard achieved by our senior pupils at this year’s pantomime. Thank you to the staff for their sterling work towards the pantomime and for all pulling together to ensure it could happen, particular mention should go to Miss Kettles, who was the driving force behind the whole thing. A well deserved holiday is coming up for all involved – well done!”

Cast List

Aladdin – Grace Cowie

Widow Twankey – Ewan Cowe

Hanky – Rebecca Mitchell

Panky – Adam Hardie

Hunky – Sylvie McKenzie

Princess Jasmine – Esme Allen

Genie – Duncan Ballantyne

Slave – Thomas Chambers

Abenazer – Max Spenke

Sludge – Johnathan Venters

Trash – Thomas Gray

Mean – Mark Chrystal

Nasty – Alasdair Munro

Wicked – Alexander Baird

Emperor – Cameron MacFarlane

Empress – Eve Robertson

Witch Cackle – Megan Ferguson

Witch Snigger – Oceane Taylor

Witch Chortle – Eve Robertson

Sisters – Rebecca Stevenson, Megan Ferguson, Oceane Taylor, Carla Spowart

Villagers- Rhys Barbour, Gregor McPherson, Rory Lithgow, Carla Spowart, Garry Simpson, Andrew Glass, Ross Hunter, Lucy Hudson

Ghost- Rory Lithgow

Children in pot – Garry Simpson, Carla Spowart

Brothers Thomas Chambers, Max Paterson, Mark Porteous, Andrew Glass

Props Crew – Aaron Gillies, James Lornie, Robert Yeaman, Euan Porter