For two nights before half-term our school hall was transformed into the magical world of Roald Dahl as a talented cast of students from Years 7 to 10 performed ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to capacity audiences. Warmest congratulations to all the students who took part, as well as all the dedicated members of staff who made this school production so memorable. We were delighted that Year 5 pupils from St Mary's Catholic Junior School were our special guests for the dress rehearsal.
Mr Turiansky's programme notes state: “It is always the most exciting activity to bring alive words from a script into a living, breathing spectacle, and taking the text of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ from the page to the stage has been a wonderful journey for me. Miss Laghzaoui and I have been blessed with a most committed cast across the year groups who have developed these colourful characters into a wonderful piece of entertainment that I’m sure you will enjoy. As well as my heartfelt thanks to the cast and musicians, I must also show my gratitude to all the unseen pupils and members of staff whose assistance in mounting this production has been as invaluable as it has been essential. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the work of our pupils and staff in this production!”
Cast - Charlie, Tyler, Conor, Ragshidaa, Rosa, Princess, Kadija, Belen, Thando, Jade, Akeelah, Sara, Allegra, Ellie.
Oompa-loompas - Brandon, Favour, Love, Alicja, Maria, Cara, Portia, Zoe, Dominika, Rebecca, Christie, Sophia, Aretha, Chelsy, Sascha,
Choir - Nicole, Shakira, Jennifer, Dakota, Cole
Crew - Aphinayaa, Feranmi, Meggy,
Musicians - J Chapman, P Bridgwood, T Laghzaoui
Director - M Turiansky
Musical Director - T Laghzaoui