Beauty and the Beast

The stage was set and the Hall packed with parents in anticipation of the Year 5 and 6 performance of the production Beauty and the Beast. The children had practiced their lines, songs and dances to perfection as they performed magnificently to the appreciative audience. Every single one of them sang beautifully and acted superbly. The show was one of the most visually stunning productions we have undertaken.

The scenery and props were a triumph with Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Bailey creating the style and look of the show, as well as Lucy Adams for making Belle’s beautiful dress. We were also lucky to have Sharon Armstrong’s dance company lend us their costumes, which the children looked great in. A few special mentions for the children – Ella Derrick and Daisy Gould, who were excellent as Belle, Harry Cundy as the Beast, Tom Claridge as Gaston, Nadia Woodman as Lumiere, Holly Boorman as Mrs Potts, Alex Hatton as Cogsworth and Emre Otman as Lefou. All of them did brilliantly with their solos singing with clarity and such tunefulness. It made us all very proud of the children and praise that is richly deserved. Well done once again. Thank you to Mrs Goode, Mr Baykaa-Murray and Mr Evens for staging the production so very well.