Saturday, 22 November 2014

Midsummer Night's Dream

On Wednesday 9th July 2014, our school hall was taken over with nobles from Ancient Athens, and mischievous fairies, as Y6 put on their final performance of their Newport Junior School career.  It was a wonderful afternoon, and even better evening, and the children really put their hearts and souls into the show.

 Puck and the fairies find themselves in a pickle, as Oberon and Titania are minutes away from being in the same place, at the same time...
 The local townsfolk decide to put on a play to entertain the nobility at the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta.  Are they, possibly, the worst set of actors in the town?
 The fairies have succeeded in chasing away Puck.
 Oberon shows just how angry he is with Puck, as his hench-elves look on.
Titania falls headlong in love with a donkey, after some moonlit magic on the part of Oberon.

Titania's and the fairies' costumes were made by Mrs Wiseman, who made sure that each costume was beautifully designed around their names - Mustardseed, Moth, Ladybird for example.  The children were certainly delighted with them!  Oberon's head-dress was a wonder to behold!

After such a success in the summer, we are delighted to inform you that the Christmas production will be on the 10th and 11th of December this year, and is from the same creative team.  It will be part of our 1914 commemoration of the start of WW1, 100 years ago.  The children are looking forward to presenting it to their parents, as there are some terrific songs - as usual.

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