Year 6 Musical 'The Pinafore Pirates'
This year’s Year 6 musical production was Malcolm Sircom’s amusing homage to Gilbert & Sullivan, ‘The Pinafore Pirates’. Every child in Year 6 played a part, not only acting and singing on stage, but also painting the backdrop, sourcing props and costumes, and designing the programme. There were two performances, one a matinee to the younger children and the second an evening sell out performance for families and friends.
Below are reflections on the production by members of the cast:
‘The backdrop was amazing; it had stormy waves, a sun, clouds and even seagulls.’
‘During rehearsals we often got in a muddle and ended up in a laughing heap on the floor!’
‘When Daisy and Christopher sang ‘Love’s Young Dream’ and had to hold hands, they looked so serious.’
‘The girl pirates were fantastic in their pink tights and brightly coloured pirate coats.’
‘The Irish cook, Sam O’Nella had about five different accents during the play.’
‘When Nanette fell in the ocean, the SPLASH sound effect came about five seconds too late!’
‘James B as the frog made me laugh; he had to jump up and down saying RIBBIC!’
‘During the finale when everyone was on stage, it felt like we were all one big proper team.’
‘I think the play made me realise how much I love acting, singing and performing in front of an audience.’