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And the winners were…

The last day of term saw our annual, fiercely-contested House Shout singing competition, with the three houses – with pupils from Years 3-13 participating – each choosing a Christmas song to perform to a discerning panel of judges (Mr Peace, Mr Crump and Mrs Collin) and enthusiastic audience of pupils and staff.

This year Austen narrowly triumphed with their spirited rendition of I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day,  complete with enthusiastically executed choreography.  Other awards of the afternoon went to Saffron (Year 7) for winning the Best Christmas Jumper competition, Year 6 for best decorated Prep classroom and Year 9 for best decorated Senior classroom. 

The House Shout followed hot on the heels of the traditional Sixth Form Panto, about which more will be related here later (oh yes it will!).

Mr Crump presents Austen’s Sixth Formers Paisley and Isabel with the House Shout prize.

Austen’s rendition of I wish it Could be Christmas Every Day had the wining formula!

 

 

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And the winners are…

The last day of term saw our annual, fiercely-contested inter-house quiz take place in the Barn, followed after lunch by the Sixth Form panto and House Shout.  For the latter, the three houses – with pupils from Years 3-13 participating – choose a Christmas song to perform to a discerning panel of judges (Mr Peace, Mr Crump and Mrs Collin) and enthusiastic audience of pupils and staff.

This year Austen narrowly triumphed in the quiz, beating Fry by three points, while Ryder unanimously took the House Shout prize with their spirited rendition of Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe, complete with vigorously executed choreography!

You can see pictures of the Sixth Form panto on yesterday’s blog post.

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Triumphant return for Cindy Fellaless – Senior Production

After its unfortunate postponement owing to illness a few weeks ago, Cindy Fellaless, our senior school production, blazed back with glorious pizazz last night, providing a great evening’s entertainment to the appreciative audience at Norwich’s Puppet Theatre.

Employing a clever ‘play (or in this case, pantomime) within a play’ device, the witty dialogue and well-paced action showcased the comedic timing, acting, dancing and singing talents of its young cast, under the skilled direction of Head of Drama Jenny Richards who also wrote the script.

Remember – you can still order photographs until Friday 29th April. Order slips are with the photo display in the “Black hole” and should be returned to Reception with the appropriate monies, please.

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“Hugely entertaining” Cindy Fellaless is on again tonight!

Don’t forget you can see our excellent senior production TONIGHT at the Norwich Puppet Theatre.  Please don’t miss out on this great production! There are still some tickets available from the Puppet Theatre Box Office.  Read a review below…

“Hugely entertaining! The production has been cleverly devised as a pantomime within a play, with many humorous moments and funny one-liners galore! The young cast really rose to the occasion and there were some excellent individual performances, though it would be unfair to single any out as the whole cast excelled themselves. I would thoroughly recommend this as an evening of good fun for all the family.” Audience member at first evening performance

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“Hugely entertaining” Cindy Fellaless is on again next Thursday!

A reminder for anyone who bought tickets for the postponed second performance of our senior production last term – you can see the show next Thursday evening at the Norwich Puppet Theatre.  Please don’t miss out on this great production! There are additional tickets available from the Puppet Theatre Box Office. Read a review below…

“Hugely entertaining! The production has been cleverly devised as a pantomime within a play, with many humorous moments and funny one-liners galore! The young cast really rose to the occasion and there were some excellent individual performances, though it would be unfair to single any out as the whole cast excelled themselves. I would thoroughly recommend this as an evening of good fun for all the family.” Audience member at first evening performance

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STOP PRESS senior production tonight is postponed

Sadly, so many of our cast have gone down with the ‘flu that is doing the rounds that we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone tonight’s performance until Thursday 21st April. Many of the girls soldiered bravely on yesterday and filled gaps for absences,  but today there are just too many people who are too unwell to perform. We apologise sincerely to those of you with tickets for tonight – they will still be valid for the later date.

If you are unable to make the new date, we will of course issue a full refund.

For additional tickets for the revised date, please contact the Puppet Theatre Box Office.

It will be worth the wait, as this review from last night shows –

“Hugely entertaining! The production has been cleverly devised as a pantomime within a play, with many humorous moments and funny one-liners galore! The young cast really rose to the occasion and there were some excellent individual performances, though it would be unfair to single any out as the whole cast excelled themselves. I would thoroughly recommend this as an evening of good fun for all the family.”

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Cindy Fellaless is “hugely entertaining”!

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The cast of Cindy Fellaless at dress rehearsal.

We have received the review below from one of the parents who attended last night’s performance of our senior school production at the Puppet Theatre. If you missed out last night, there are still a few tickets available for the final performance this evening from the Puppet Theatre Box Office.

“Hugely entertaining! The production has been cleverly devised as a pantomime within a play, with many humorous moments and funny one-liners galore! The young cast really rose to the occasion and there were some excellent individual performances, though it would be unfair to single any out as the whole cast excelled themselves. I would thoroughly recommend this as an evening of good fun for all the family.”