STUDENTS from Westlands School in Torquay performed a version of A Christmas Carol for their pantomime this year.
There were evening shows on Monday and Tuesday, and a matinee which was watched by more than 200 children from four local primary schools.
The pantomime was described as 'frantic, frenetic, full-on and fun' by those involved, which included students from Year 7 upwards, but predominantly from the Sixth Form.
There were around 60 students in the cast and another dozen with backstage or front of house roles.
The production's co-director, Keith Horwood, from the school's drama department, said: "It went really well. Although it was a panto, it was based on the novel by Charles Dickens and it had some serious moments as well. It made people laugh and cry."
The pantomime was raising money for the Rob Steer Memorial Fund which was set up after a member of staff passed away at the beginning of this year.
Westlands has put on an annual pantomime since 1991, but this was the last one for head of drama Liz Ashton, who is retiring at Christmas after 22 years of teaching.
Previous pantomimes at the school have included Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan and Mother Goose.