Posts Tagged ‘pantomime’

Pantomime: Cinderella and Rockerfella

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Wider Curriculum

Congratulations to Muirtown Primary School who have worked really hard over the past few months to perform their own version of Walt Disney’s Cinderella. The senior primary pupils performed on Tuesday 10th December in front of their classmates in Charleston Academy’s school hall and then again in front of their parents and family on Wednesday 11th December.

The hall was full of excitement to see Cinderella and Rockerfella (Prince Charming) come on stage along with his faithful talking dog Teaser. The Muirtown hosts made sure the audience were well practised at hissing and booing in anticipation of the appearance of Fairy Nastyboots. The ugly sisters did a phenomenal job at keeping the audience on their toes and laughing hard with their cake mixture fight and glass slipper antics.

I am in no doubt that we will be seeing some of this young talent appear again on stage when they move up into Charleston in the next year or two.

Congratulations are also due to the Charleston Academy’s Lighting Crew and School Radio team, Right Enough Radio, who did a fantastic job of supporting the Muirtown production by setting up and operating equipment, helping back stage, working with staff and overcoming some technical issues.

Once again, Well Done to all of you who took part.

Mr Scott Nairn, Acting Principal Teacher of Music

Aladdin 2012

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

The school hall was an Aladdin’s Cave of delight and talent on 13th and 14th December 2012. A packed hall of Mums and Dads, Grandparents, Carers, teachers and guests served as an awe-inspired audience for our bi-annual pantomime production of Aladdin. The spectacular performances followed months of preparation and hard work by our talented pupils. Staff from a diverse range of departments including English, Art, Technical, Music and Science worked extremely hard to stage a production unsurpassed in its set design, sound and special effects (look out for the flying carpet), providing a suitable back-drop for the wonderful performances of our pupils. Whether working front of house, singing, dancing or acting, designing and making the sets, creating special effects, performing a musical soundtrack, designing programmes, or just being part of the prerequisite audience participation, all involved excelled in every way. Special thanks to Mrs Stuart, Mr Nairn, Mrs Storey, Mr Seymour, Mr Corrance, Ms MacLeod, Mrs Bremner, and Mr Tillman to name but a few, for their extraordinary hard-work, dedication and commitment, over quite a few months, late evenings and weekends assisting everyone in bringing the whole show together. A fantastic achievement and one everyone involved in can be immensely  proud of. Well done all.

Mr Chris O’Neill, Rector