Year 6 have just finished performing their 4 show run of ‘Wind in the Willows’. There were two performances in school for children from Nursery to Year 5 and two for families. The entire production took just under two weeks from first rehearsal to first performance. Year 6 children made scenery, and our backstage crew worked as stagehands and lighting, sound and electronic backdrop operators. Year 6 children also designed the tickets and programmes.
Here our some of our ‘In rehearsal’ pictures.
We started with scripts and ‘blocked’ the show so that everyone knew where to stand and their entrances and exits.
Children also spent lunchtimes, practising and perfecting face painting ready for performances!
Then we were finally ‘off book’ (no scripts) and it all began to come together. We did a dress rehearsal in full costume and began working with props.