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Casting Announced for Summer Production

On Wednesday 1st March, the Bluecoat Hall transformed into a nonsensical world of theatre as auditions for the Drama Club and Year 6 summer play took place. Having received a script excerpt and poem in advance, drama hopefuls warmed up their voices and took to the stage; dreams of their ideal role within reach!

Director/Producer Mrs Furseman, Miss Marsh and Mr Bond, led the audition process and were impressed by the effort that the children put in. Auditionees were Image result for alice in wonderlandrandomly placed into small groups and were given two minutes to collaborate to decide who performed which part – the Duchess, Mouse, Owl, Mock Turtle, Dodo and Alice. They were also asked to recite from memory ‘How Doth the Little Crocodile’ poem. The clues are there…have you guessed what the production is?

The production is, of course, ‘Alice the Musical’, based upon Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Congratulations to everyone who auditioned; the standards were really high. All of year six will have a part to play as well as the year five members of the Drama Club. A performance such as this is built on the whole ensemble and this promises to be a truly spectacular production. It was not an easy task to allocate the main roles but the final line up has been revealed!

Role Casting
Alice Fran Crocker
Duchess Gracie Avery
White Rabbit Poppy Rooke
Queen of Hearts Belinda Roberts
Mad Hatter Harley Weston
King of Hearts Tom Loud
Owl Lily Burrows
Mock Turtle Briony Folland
Lory Tiegan Ager
Dodo Chloe Gough
Card Five Ozzy Manning
Card Seven Phoebe Treml
Cheshire Cat Delilah Stratford
Mouse Tia Lewis
Cook Grace Potts
March Hare Josey Edmonds
Eaglet Josey Edmonds
Dormouse Beth Macleod
Knave Stan Irvine
Duck Niamh Howard

The performances will take place during the week of the 17th July with two evening performances and a dress rehearsal.

If any parents, carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles are interested in lending a helping hand with costumes, props or set building, please let a member of the office staff have your details and how you would like to help. Many thanks.