Year 4 wows audiences with 'Through the Looking Glass' production

Last week, on the 19 and 20 January, Year 4 performed a new musical version of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass at St George's Junior School. 

The adaptation was written for them by Curriculum Leader of Drama, Mr David Lawson Lean, with original music by Music teacher Mr Alastair Hodgson. The production was enhanced by an outstanding stage set created by Curriculum Leader of Art, Mrs Sara O’Connell.

The pupils enthralled audiences with this tale of what Alice found through the looking glass. The boys and girls enjoyed exploring the colourful and chaotic characters, as well as mastering the complex yet humorous language of Lewis Carroll’s literary classic.

The roles were played by members of the Year 4 Drama Club, but every member of Year 4 appeared on stage as a chorus of Looking Glass Creatures. Physical theatre techniques were used to create the illusion of the reversed looking glass world, with no less than four different girls, in identical costumes, playing Alice and her reflections.

Pupil Darcey Hepden, from J4.1 said: “We all loved working on this play. The characters are fun and enjoyable to perform. The songs were incredible and really catchy! I loved it all and don’t want it to be over.”

Head of Year 4, Miss Farnham said: “All of the children shone on the stage. They worked meticulously to learn their lines, songs and stage directions. I felt really proud to be a part of this production. A big thank you to Mr Lawson Lean, Mr Hodgson and Mrs O’Connell for all their support and hard work.”

23 January 2017

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