Treasure Island Panto

New Line Learning Academy’s Performing Arts Department put on incredible shows around local primary schools with their performance of ‘Treasure Island’. The cast consisted of students from all year groups at the school, with over 30 students eager to be involved. 

This marks the 5th year that New Line Learning has taken its pantomime on the road to local primary schools to sprinkle some Christmas Cheer. 

The story follows young Jim Hawkins, a young boy who lives with his mum at the Admiral Benbow; Jim and his Mother discover a treasure map leading to some buried gold. With a possible fortune to be found, they set off to find this treasure, enlisting the help of Squire and his young daughter, who instantly falls in love with Jim once seeing him.

Together they manage to sail across to Treasure Island, however, with Long John Silver on board he decides to set all four of them adrift in the middle of the sea and take the treasure for himself. With Silver and his crew hunting for the Treasure, as well as Jim and his mum, it’s a race to see who can find it first.

Mr Mannering made his directorial debut with this year’s panto. Mr Mannering spoke about his time during rehearsals saying “We had 36 students performing this year who throughout the whole process have represented the academy with professionalism and pride. We had students in their first pantomime with us and students in their last pantomime, with them all have committing months of rehearsals”. 

“All students have worked very hard throughout and managed to put on an amazing show to be proud of. I am proud of everyone involved”.

Students have shown great character and determination to make this year’s panto one of the best the school has ever produced. It’s been great to see the amazing talent on display from these young performers.

A massive thank you to everyone who has supported the cast and crew this year. A huge effort has been made to make this year’s a very special performance.