The Regents’ Aladdin actors
and the Mercy Center children.
The Regents’ actors enjoy
making friends with
the audience after the performance.
Michael Thomas Regents School Head of Drama
A group of 18 students from the Years 7 and 8 Round Square Community
Service Pantomime group recently brought laughter and joy to the children of
Fountain and Life and Mercy Centre with their production of Aladdin. The
first performance was to the Fountain of Life students in the school’s Globe
played by Christianne Petras, enters the magic cave.
The second show saw the students pack themselves into a mini-van, together
with their costumes, props and make-up, to perform for the young people of
the Mercy Centre in Pattaya.
The Regent’s actors met the challenge of performing in unfamiliar
surroundings with amazing confidence. The children in the audience were
delighted at the antics of the mischievous Tinkerbell, played by Cassie
Dowling, to steal the spotlight from the narrators played by Malin Eh and
de Saegher as the Sultan and Paige Bryant as the Nanny.
Sabrina Brooker, as the evil Abanazar, certainly encouraged a lot of
‘pantomime boo’s’ and shouts of ‘he’s-behind-you’ as he vainly tried to
steal the magic lamp from Aladdin. Valerie de Saegher as the vain Sultan,
Lara Tshering as Dame Widow Twankey and Paige Bryant as the romantic Nanny
all gave appropriately larger-than-life performances which delighted the
After both shows, the students played games with the children with
refreshments provided by the Regent’s Student Guild. This is the second
successful year of the Pantomime Project: hopefully, it will continue to be
an annual event in the school calendar.