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Musical Theatre pupils dazzle the audience

Posted: 27th March 2018 | Category: Drama, Years 5 to 8

Musical Theatre pupils dazzle the audience

What fantastic performances from our Musical Theatre pupils. Despite snow days and Music, Dance and Drama exams as well as a trip to Jersey thrown in for good measure, they still rose to the occasion.

This, even in the Junior version, was a challenging show to rehearse. Some of the songs were quite tricky and the backing tracks were sometimes unforgiving, making cues difficult to hear. The cast observed how many of the characters had no names but were referred to by their trade or position in the play. Some of you might still be pondering which part Theo played. Parents, he was...The Mysterious Man! How apt.

Our dancers, puppeteers and the two step-sisters were an integral part of the performance and Lizzie was an admirable narrator, helping us navigate through the complex storyline.

The Baker and his wife led us through the story as they searched for the four items that the Witch had tasked them to find in order for them to have a baby. Poor Milky White was fed these four very unappetising items to bring her back to life. Did she think it was worth it? Yes! For, indeed, Rapunzel found her father; Cinderella and Rapunzel, their princes; Jack was reunited with Milky White and his mother found riches beyond her wildest dreams. Little Red Ridinghood and her Granny had a lucky escape and the Witch was transformed back to her younger, more beautiful self. Oh! And the Baker and his wife found themselves having a baby. The only loser in this seemed to be the Wolf!

Once upon a time and...obviously the Baker, overwhelmed by the enormity of the prospect of fatherhood, nearly ran away. Fortunately, he had a change of heart and returned to his wife or the story could have had a very different ending!

Carolyn Holleyman

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