A show to remember

TALENTED young performers took their show on the road to entertain some primary school children.

Priestley College’s Musical Theatre cohort performed ‘100 Acre Wood’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ at Bexton Primary School in Knutsford.

“It was a first trip out for us since 2019 and our first time in front of a live audience in 18 months,” said Tutor Nancy Serjeant.

“The students felt lucky to have the opportunity to share their work and gain performance experience that will be extremely valuable for their futures.”

As part of the Musical Theatre course students are required to create a piece of theatre designed to ‘educate and entertain’ five to 11-year-olds.

‘100 Acre Wood’ explored mental health and well-being, consisting of five short stories based on the characters from AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories. 

Audiences met Milne’s popular characters and also got to help them with some difficult and confusing feelings.

‘Room on the Broom’ was based on Julia Donaldson’s classic children’s book following a witch, cat, dog, bird and frog on an adventure while learning facts about the animals, kindness and friendship.

“Much of this project was completed through online lessons during lockdown,” said Nancy.

“Considering the script writing, planning and rehearsing was done from our kitchens, lounges and bedrooms what the students achieved was fantastic.”

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