Audiences went mad for a fantastic school production of Alice in Wonderland.
Hightown Primary in Southampton chose the Lewis Carroll classic for their annual after-school club, Stage School performance.
A cast of 23 took to the stage where they wowed audiences over two performances.
The talented youngsters were supported by a team of staff volunteers who gave up their time to work behind the scenes to make the production a reality.
Headteacher, Sian Cook, said: “Stage School, an after-school club newly introduced this year, is by far our most popular and this performance of Alice in Wonderland has undoubtedly been one of the highlights of our year.
“The work that has gone into this production by both children and staff has been absolutely outstanding and the talent on show was amazing.”
“We are incredibly proud of every child who took part in the performance and all those who were involved in putting on such a tremendous show and I am extremely grateful to our dedicated team of staff who supported our cast and crew all the way.”
Hightown, which is part of Inspire Learning Partnership, began pulling the show together six months ago.
Pupils from Years 3 to 6 attended rehearsals every Friday to give their peers and parents a real treat.
Hightown’s interpretation of the classic story closely followed the 1951 Disney film version, with well-known songs included.
Their performance would not have been possible without the support of parents and school staff – with mums and dads making the costumes and staff creating props and scenery.
Inspire Learning Partnership’s CEO, Claire Lowe, said: “This is a fantastic example of the supportive community we have at our school”.
“It would not have been possible for the children to show off their talent so wonderfully if it wasn’t for the support of our parents and staff giving up their valuable free time”.
“I’m sure everyone would agree, after watching the show, that everyone’s efforts were so worthwhile”.
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