Years 5 and 6 treated us all to a fun-filled two hours in the Seckford Theatre this week. The two musical shows, based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, involved many, many farm animals, a giant, Daisy the Cow, ex horse-race jockeys, a baddie queen, a handsome king, a gutsy Snow White, a heroic Jack and many more colourful, weird and wonderful characters.
The two shows were in celebration of Roald Dahl 100 – marking 100 years since the birth of the world’s number one storyteller. The cast mimed and performed to specially orchestrated music in a minimalistic space and sang catchy and witty songs written by Mr Brett.
Most of the scenes had been improvised by the cast during the rehearsal process and showed real flair and imagination. There were some wonderful set pieces that had the audience rooting for Jack as he escaped from the Giant and cheering for the horses as they raced over the jumps!
The children have worked extremely hard over the past few weeks and ought to be very proud of their performances.
A big ‘Thank You’ to the staff who helped and supported the cast and to the technical team at the Seckford Theatre for your endless enthusiasm and positivity!