Year 4 perform The Return of the Glass Slipper
In true Westholme style, the Croston Theatre was brought to life last night as Year 4 took to the stage in their production of The Return of the Glass Slipper. The story of this well-known fairy tale transported the audience to a magical time where wishes came true as Cinderella met her Prince Charming.
From the minute the curtains were drawn back, the children made the stage their own and they acted out their roles with confidence, humour and energy. There was something for everyone; from the terrific threesome of Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother and the dreadful Ugly Sisters (who had the audience in fits of laughter) to the wonderfully calm and serene Fairy Godmother (Harmonia) – the range of talent on show from these young starlets was simply fantastic. But who could forget Cinders herself? This role, along with the other main character roles was shared to enable more of the children to take centre stage and it was clear to see that each and every child (whether in a main role or as part of the talented Townsfolk ensemble) enjoyed themselves immensely.
All too soon, the show came to an end and a huge round of applause for the entire cast quickly ensued. Mrs Northin then took to the stage to offer her thanks – to Miss Rimmer for her expert choreography skills, to Mrs Tinniswood for her immense musical talent and to the entire Junior School staff team for making it another perfect performance. The biggest round of applause (aside from the one given to the children!) went to Director, Miss Strickland. It was no mean feat to pull together such a fabulous production and she really must be congratulated for her hard work. Miss Strickland commented, “It has been a rewarding experience to watch these young performers grow in confidence and develop their talents.” We certainly can’t wait to see more evidence of this in years to come.
Congratulations to everyone involved on another wonderful, Westholme production; we really do have the best eight year olds in the business!