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The Wind In The Willows

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Hello all

What a special half-term this has been! Along with being a very short five weeks, we have had snow days and author visits in the hall. These are amazing days, however, when you are putting on a performance, you soon realise there is very little rehearsal time! Fortunately, Year 4 are future stars of the screen and stage, stepping up to the mark, learning lines (some had many!) and singing songs in 1920’s style.

Here are some of the stars with the props from the play, plus some of their observations now it is all over!

Encore!

“Recently Year 3 and 4 have been performing the very famous Wind In The Willows! A story of best friends, but not any best friends, animals and a bit of ‘poop-poop, poop-poop!’ A book of a devious Toad and his car, his best friends, Ratty, Mole and Badger – a chap couldn’t have better friends! I got the part of Otter, a gentle but very hungry character!” – Hana

“Year 3 and 4 did a show called Wind In The Willows. I played the part of a Duck, and I enjoyed my duck dance and the word ‘nincompoop’! I liked the song, Bright Canary Yellow Gypsy Caravan.”  – Finley

“I enjoyed being a Hedgehog and singing songs with my friends. Also, I found it funny when Toad dressed up as a washerwoman.”  – Isabel

“I really enjoyed the songs and how much effort everyone put into them. One of the parts I found funny was when Ratty and Mole dragged Toad off stage. I also found it funny when Toad called the policeman a nincompoop, and I think the audience did as well. I thought the acting was phenomenal, and all the expressions Molly used for Toad were great. I loved the bit where Owen (Mole) dressed up as a washerwoman, because it was weird seeing him in a dress!”  – Bernie

“It was magnificent! If I could do it again, I would be a stoat.”  – Issac

“I have enjoyed playing my part as Jeeves (Toad’s butler) and the jokes are really funny. We had fake moustaches and face paints for some people, and props for others. There were 15 songs and we worked hard on learning all of them AND our lines.”  – Leon

“This will be an everlasting memory, performing as the role of Toad. Seeing the scene in the court made me laugh, as the magistrate’s solos were so amazing and funny. The Year 3 choir’s voice was also amazing. Congratulations to Year 3 and 4.”  – Molly

 

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