Year 6 delivered a finely crafted and magical performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a packed audience at the end of November. The atmosphere was one of palpable enjoyment by the players as they led us through the confusions of star-crossed lovers, fairy mischief and the rough ‘mechanicals’ of staging a play within a play. Luckily, their characters, the well delivered lines and hilarious script led us all to the final, happy ending. Congratulations Year 6!
We would like to thank the audience for their generosity: the retiring collection raised £140.54 for the staging fund!
Clearly the children gained much from the rehearsal process as well as the performance itself:
‘I enjoyed learning the play and the excitement building up to the performance. I especially liked it when the lights and curtains were put up for the dress rehearsal. When it was the performance I had butterflies in my tummy, but when it was over it was quite sad because all that hard work went into just one night.’ (Elani)
‘What I enjoyed most about the play was becoming the character of Demetrius. I also enjoyed perfecting the scenes; I liked watching the progress we were making. On the night of the performance I enjoyed listening to the audience as they laughed!’ (Josh)