Magical world of ‘Peter Pan’

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in News | No Comments

Over fifty students from the Saltash Association of Schools very successfully came together to stage Disney’s ‘Peter Pan’ during the 10th – 12th June.  Now in its fourth year, the tradition of staging a music and drama production involving both saltash.net secondary school key stage 3 students, as well as children from key stage 2 in the Saltash and district primary schools, is very much welcomed by young and old alike.

‘Peter Pan’ proved to be an excellent choice of play to showcase the talent across the six schools involved (Bishop Cornish, Burraton, Landulph, saltash.net, Sir Robert Geffery’s and St Stephens).  The casting, by Director Matt Oakes and Musical Director, Nicola Silvester, was spot on.  Brandon Escott as Peter Pan, Emily Lambert as Wendy, Jemima Budd as Tinker Bell, and Tommy Williams as Captain Hook all excelled in their lead roles, their fine voices perfectly complementing their impressive acting ability.

Equally deserving of praise were the students who undertook the supporting roles:  Brad Sweet as John and Tiffany West-Lakes as Michael gave confident, energetic performances; Thomas Hollyman and Megan Kelly impressed with their excellent understanding of the confused and bemused Darling parents; and Matt Calder entertained everyone brilliantly with his comic timing in the role of Smee, Hook’s foil.

The chorus parts, including the Fairies, Lost Boys, Mermaids, Big Chief Tiger Bamboo and TigerLily, were all delivered admirably, especially the rousing musical numbers of ‘A pirate’s life’, ‘Never smile at a crocodile’ and ‘Following the Leader’.

Speaking after the shows, Mr Oakes said, ‘I would like to congratulate all of the students involved in the production and thank the parents and primary school teachers for the support which has been given.  I would also like to thank my colleagues, English teacher, Natasha Bruty, and Performing Arts team members Emily Venner and Jo Loyn as well as Charlotte Burton the technician for all the help that has been given throughout the auditions and rehearsals.’

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