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Applegrove Primary enjoys interactive pantomime Puss N' Boots by Hopscotch Theatre Company


By Garry McCartney

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Enjoying a scene from Puss N' Boots.
Enjoying a scene from Puss N' Boots.

PUPILS and staff at a local school enjoyed an interactive, online pantomime last week ... oh yes they did!

And Applegrove Primary took part in a range of activities to prepare for Hopscotch Theatre Company's 'Puss n' Boots', live streamed into classrooms on Friday.

Pupils interacted with the performance.
Pupils interacted with the performance.

Acting Depute Head Teacher, Mrs Letitia McKenzie, added that everyone also enjoyed a special treat of ice cream that afternoon.

She said: "The pantomime magic was brought safely to our classroom bubbles through Hopscotch's fantastic actors, costumes, and captivating props.

"The pupils engaged with interactive and shout out moments personalised to our school, which added to everyone's enjoyment."

Glasgow’s longest running children's theatre company advocates for Scotland’s upcoming playwrights and writers, supporting creatives who develop work for young audiences and enriching theatre for families.

The panto's promotional poster.
The panto's promotional poster.

Written by children’s playwright Zoë Bullock, Puss N' Boots features a positive eco message, solar-punk costumes, and plenty of seasonal silliness.

A theatre spokesperson said: "Puss N' Boots leaves you feline like the cat’s whiskers! The 55 minute, laugh out loud show features fun for all ages ... with Scottish twists.

"Audiences love our professional actors, contemporary stories, original songs, music, scenery and pantomime magic.

"It's tailored for local communities with personal touches like shout-outs, intervals, moments to boo and hiss to, and to sing-a-long with the characters."



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