Yesterday, all of the children in Key Stage 2 were given their parts for the forthcoming production of Oliver – which we will be performing at the Brewhouse in June.
The children are full of enthusiasm for this production after the success of Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last year. Every child has once again been given a named role and these have been carefully distributed as a result of our audition process. The audition process was incredibly difficult, as we have so many talented children. Finding a role role for each individual child was very tricky. We have to ensure that we give children continued opportunities to ‘shine’ and grow in confidence whilst being mindful of the requirements for each part. We also have to make sure that older children (in what for some – is their last chance) take on some of the speaking roles, whilst nurturing others for future years. A real balancing act!
Your child would have been issued with a slip yesterday, which outlined their named role. In addition to this role, they will also be involved in some of the main song and dance numbers: Consider Yourself, Oom Pah Pah, Pick a Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything and Food Glorious Food. In some ways there are even more opportunities in this production than last years!
We will be sending a script out in due course so you can see what your child’s named part involves. Please be aware, should you decide to watch the 1968 film, that this is not necessarily a true likeness to the script that we will be performing and many ‘darker’ scenes from the film will be adjusted or omitted, ensuring that the show is suitable for Primary age children and sensitively portrayed. This is in keeping with other primary schools who perform this wonderful show.
In the meantime, have a good a listen to some of the brilliant songs and I’m sure that the children will once again make the most of the exciting opportunities that we continue to provide for them. Our children will once again rise to the challenge and do us proud!