On the 11th and 12th of December, Year 4 performed their adaption of Charles Dickens’ famous tale, A Christmas Carol.
The story follows the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge; a bitter man who despises Christmas and does not share his wealth with those in need. After visits from a series of spectres, he begins to discover how his miserly behaviours have affected those around him. However, Scrooge soon learns that it is not too late for him and he transforms into a generous and loving man who shares in the joy of Christmas.
The Wykeham Hall was transformed with glowing, hanging lanterns that transported the audience back to Victorian England. This was assisted with atmospheric music from the Music Department and beautiful handbell playing from the cast. Dances and poetry all contributed to this playful and imaginative retelling of the story.
Most of all, I was blown away in rehearsals with the children’s energy, enthusiasm and ideas. The success of the show is a credit to them.