80 Pupils Perform In Junior Production Of Arabian Nights
In suitably warm, sultry weather conditions, 80 pupils were involved in last week’s Junior production of Arabian Nights.
These included Year 9 ‘core’ Drama pupils, who entertained the audience as they arrived with performances of street theatre – created with the help of the Natural Theatre company.
The cast then impressed almost full houses with their evocative storytelling and slick physical ensemble work.
Stories ranged from the well-known ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ to the less familiar ‘Envious Sisters’, from the comic ‘The Little Beggar’ to the gruesome ‘The Wife Who Wouldn’t Eat’.
A range of theatrical devices were used to bring the tales to life – including Bunraku and shadow puppetry in ‘The Story of Es Sindibad’ and whole cast choral speaking in ‘How Abu Hassan Broke Wind’.
Mrs Nash, Mr Harding & Mrs Ward would like to congratulate the whole cast and all the crew on creating an excellent show and thank them all for their hard work.