King's Hawford

1 April

Pupils create Musical Magic.

As a school we were absolutely delighted to welcome parents back to The Barn this week for two performances of our Musical Magic production. Pupils from Year 3 and Year 4 have been working extremely hard with Mr Roberts, Mrs Hughes and Mrs O’Brien over the past term. Musical Magic is a wonderful celebration of music from the musicals!

Year 3 focused on Oliver! and Bugsy Malone. All of the pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning songs from the popular musicals as well as a number of dance routines. 3GO were resplendent as Fagin’s gang, as Mary impressed in her role as Oliver Twist whilst Shaan and Fin gave impeccable performances as Dodger and Fagin! All of the children involved put in so much effort and this was clear to see on opening night when they wowed the audience in The Barn.

3LS took on Bugsy Malone and gave a fantastic performance. Thomas C made the role of Bugsy his own, whilst Izadora played the feisty Blousey with aplomb. Louis and Jude made a comical pair as Captain O’Dreary and Captain Smolsky! Sophie charmed the audience in her role as Scoop.

Mamma Mia and Matilda were the musicals of choice for Year 4. 4RC transported the audience to the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. The pupils had great fun getting to grips with the music from the show. I think we might have some new ABBA fans! Grace and Harriet were a brilliant pairing as Donna and Sophie and Teddy, Henry and Ismail demonstrated true comic timing with their roles as Harry, Sam and Bill.

4VL took on the modern musical Matilda with Holly shining in the title character role. Emily made a fierce Mrs Trunchball whilst Ava portrayed the sweet Miss Honey. George gave an excellent performance as Bruce Bogtrotter.

Both Year 4 classes put on a performance which was full of energy and it was clear to see that every pupil was relishing the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience.

The performances combined brilliant choreography courtesy of Mrs O’Brien, rousing show tunes courtesy of Mrs Hughes and incredible stage direction courtesy of Mr Roberts. Putting on a production of this scale takes a lot of time and commitment from the pupils but also from our staff. Thank you to all those involved with Musical Magic. The performance would not have taken place without our wonderful Year 6 backstage helpers and our School Prefects, who did a great job front of house.