Year 4 overwhelm audiences with 'Pompeii - The Rain of Fire' production

For this year's Year 4 production, our talented pupils tackled the compelling story of Pompeii – The Rain of Fire, by Katherine Brookes 

The story examined the destruction of Pompeii, by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, through the eyes of the people living there as well as the archaeologists excavating the site. It was a challenging piece for our young actors because, while the show had humorous moments, the story is essentially both serious and sad. The lead roles were brilliantly played by members of the Year 4 Drama Club but every member of Year 4 appeared on stage as either citizens, sailors or giants! There was a real team spirit about the production and the entire cast was enormously enthusiastic.

The show was performed twice on 24 and 25 January, both times to packed audiences who were overwhelmed by the skill and maturity shown by the young actors on stage.

The show was directed by Curriculum Leader of Drama, Mr David Lawson Lean, with assistance from the Head of Year 4, Miss Alice Farnham and Curriculum Leader of RE, Mrs Louise Kenney-Hodgson. The musical direction and arrangements were by Mr Alastair Hodgson, with support from Miss Lindsay Marns. The production set was created by Curriculum Leader of Art, Mrs Sara O’Connell, who also created the masks for the giants. The Year 4 teachers all helped to look after the young cast and Mr Alistair Killick organised the lighting.

Well done to all of the Year 4 children for putting on another stunning show!

31 January 2019

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