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the last few years the school has been very involved in drama
and musical activities both as a result of our curriculum work
and after school clubs.
have written, produced and performed large scale Christmas musicals
which have involved the whole school, and which we have performed
in both a packed village hall and our own school hall for up to
We have performed musical versions of Scrooge, Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory, The Jungle Book, The Yellow Submarine, Fantastic
Josie and Her Amazing Technicolour Space Ship,
Batman the Musical, The Island of Treasure, Murder at Muddlestone
Manor, James and the Giant Peach and this year our very own
Fleasop's Flabulous Flabels.
Scooby Dooby Doo !!!
This is part of our Brass Band rehearsing a head of their first ever public performance which was at the Year 3 / 4 Easter Play "Fleasop's Flabulous Flabels"
There's a rumour going around about a summer concert so watch this space .....
This year’s school play at Bradworthy school was ROBIN HOODIE
.We performed three shows this year. They were on Tuesday 16th,
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th. We have worked on this play since
September and I think it all paid off.
In the play
we have the sissy Robin Hoodie (played by Ben). I think he would
rather play with his Barbie than do this play!
Next we have his bunch of sissy merry men (Will, Tuck, LJ and
Now lets move on to Moody Marion (played by Lauren), Marion is
an all round tomboy and with her lady in waiting (Ashlea) they
plan to take down the baddies.
The baddies are the evil Show-Off of Nottingham (Jake) some Guy
from Gisborne (Abigail) and Prince John (Rachel), they don’t
get along with Robin and his merry men, and they plan to destroy
Last but not least The 4 JESTERS, Jester 1 (Beth) Jester 2 (Erin)
Jester 3 (Sophie) and Jester 4 (Abbie).
The Jesters get up to all sorts of fun which includes doing funny
dances, saying silly things and much more stupid stuff.
That’s all the main actors but there are also many, many
more actors, singers and dancers…..
play would not have happened with out the help of Mr Furber (our
director), Mr Dawson (our song writer) and Miss Daniel. I am sure
they are all very proud of us!!
it was the best play in the world !!!
And the audiences agreed !!!
and Lauren (Year 6)
nearly December when it will officially be Christmas !!!
Less than three weeks to go to the first performance !!!
is the first time we've tried our costumes on .....
They're fantastic, lets hope we are too !!!
This year's Christmas Production is .....
You'll probably be able to guess if you
take a look at some of the children
taking part in our auditions, and if we tell you which parts they got.
From top left we have:
Little John, Prince John and
On the bottom we have:
Maid Marion, Robin Hood and
the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
This year's play is, of course, Robin Hood.
Watch this space to keep track of how we
are getting on.
The first step is of course to build two enormous towers and put a huge
in the middle of the stage so that we can't fit any children on !!!
As you can see, rehearsals have started !!!
and we're building and painting the stage :
James and the Giant Peach.
was an evening at Bradworthy Primary School in December ‘when
something rather peculiar happened. And this rather peculiar thing
then caused a very peculiar thing which in turn caused the most
peculiar thing of all…’
In a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant
Peach the audience were spellbound by a world of crazy creepy crawlies,
angry cloud people, rock n’ roll seagulls and a twenty foot
high peach which grew miraculously from the top of a tree. With
original songs delivered by the impressive choir, breath-taking
costumes, excellent narration (from Jake Bentley Jones as Roald
Dahl himself) and plenty of humour, the children re-told this magical
adventure brilliantly. Highlights included Lauren Dunn’s delightful
portrayal of the young hero James Henry Trotter and no one who saw
it will forget the comical villains Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker
(Lianne Seager and Megan Winfield).
Outstanding performances were also given by the weird and wonderful
collection of bugs and beasts found at the centre of the peach-
including pompous old grasshopper (Ben Payne), cheery glow worm
(Sophie Kent-Woolsey), the spider (Victoria Urquart), the silkworm
(Jessica Baker), ladybird (Ashlea Hudson), multi-jointed centipede
(Matt Carter, Josh Curtis, Duncan Martyn and Joseph Fenney) as well
as the much maligned but hilarious ‘Wormy’! (Tia Woodhouse)
All in all it was a night to remember and one that left the audience
in no doubt that they had been on a weird and wonderful adventure!
this image of James on stage to download Dreamories.
The file is a 9MB Windows Media Audio/Video file which will play in Windows
Don't forget, you can get in touch with our office if you would like to
buy a copy
of the DVD of the whole play.
It's the 6th December, tickets are out, we're still rehearsing and there's
only one week to go !!!
These photos are from our first rehearsal after the Half
Its November and there's only six weeks to go!
We've got plenty to do but we're going to get there.
Performances will be on Tuesday 11th December (afternoon), Wednesday 12th
December (evening) and
Thursday 13th December (evening).
Murder at Muddlestone Manor, 2006
Here at Bradworthy Primary School there has been a terrible
Someone has gone and murdered old Marmaduke. But don’t be
alarmed this is just another fabulous musical Christmas extravaganza.
As I’m sure you already know Bradworthy Primary
School have been working on the Christmas play, murder at Muddlestone
Manor, which has taken place on 12th, 13th, and 14th of December.
The play has been a great success
and the children really enjoyed themselves and I’m sure they
would love to do it again. Lots of hard work has been put into this
master piece but its not always been that simple!!
Some people got into major panics while some just got really tired.
We didn’t let this stop us “The show must go on!”
Mr Furber kept telling us.
The hall was packed with people and they were a great audience to
All in all it was another great musical Christmas !
The play included many great characters from Butlers to crime
The Butler was played by
Miss Marble, Meg Furse,
Marmaduke, Elliot Lewis,
Lady Lavinia, Maisie Laslett,
Reverend Green and his wife Tom Vallence and Jade Gifford,
Miss Scarlet, Lianne Seager
Captain Peacock, Mathew Carter,
Colonel Mustard, Josh Curtis,
Professor Plum, Ruth Payne,
Mrs White, Megan Winfield.
The play script was written by Mike Furber.The music was developed
by David Dawson and played by Becky Daniel and David Dawson.
They performed this on an amazing stage which was built and designed
by Tim Payne and John Baker and Painted by Clair Rothwell and
Brian Sentence the props were also made by Mr Sentence.
As usual the costumes were great, this year they were in black
and white to give an amazing effect. The costumes were made by
Julia Barker, Caroline Furse, Val Brown, Jackie Radford, Sarah
Thomas, Teena Cann, Mandy Andrews and loads of other parents who
made things at home.
Ruth Payne says,“I loved performing and playing professor
plum although it was scary up on stage I would love to do it again.”
Mr Furber quoted, “It was amazing and everyone
Worked really hard, the singing was outstanding and the ocarinas
Meg Furse quoted,”I really enjoyed playing Miss Marble and
performing for an audience. I was very nervous at the beginning
but we all did really well and it was a great play to perform
as my last one.”
Mr Stephenson said how very proud of all of the children he was.
He quoted, “The play was fantastic and its all down to the
hard work that everyone has put in, especially the main actors!
I think that the way that everyone in school works together is
brilliant and I’m already looking forward to next year’s
By Meg Furse and Ruth Payne.
Island of Treasure, 2005
Behind the scenes everyone was busy getting into costume,
putting on make-up and very busily playing
Game-Boys ahead of the performances :
And as for the play itself it was an amazing success !
the end of November and the play is getting closer !!!
The construction of our stage is well under way.
Our ship is almost sea-worthy and our director, Mike Furber, is working
on the docks.
Our Good Captain and the Ships Doctor can be seen rehearsing on the bridge,
( hopefully the captain will be wearing something other than a rugby kit
actual performance !!! ).
play is called The Island of Treasure and as its now October we have obviously
Our hero from last year's play looks
down on rehersals for our new
play and knows his days
are numbered !!!
It has to be admitted that the hall
doesn't look much like a desert
island yet, and the costumes
are more school uniform than pirate,
but the script and songs are
written and we are underway.
Our directors, Mr Dawson and
Mr Furber, are pictured below.
One of them is actually
working with some children
which is always nice to see.
Some scenes from our
Christmas 2004 play Batman the Musical.
musical work has involved children writing and rehearsing and adapting
musical compositions before going on to produce CDs in a local recording
employ a very talented music teacher called Dave Dawson.
This is him teaching a traditional Maypole Dance, to the not very
traditional sound of rock music.
Year 5 and 6 children also regularly take part in the Devon Youth Prom.
In spring 2003 they wrote and produced a five minute musical based on
the “Vile Victorians” which
they performed at the Queen’s Hall Theatre in Barnstaple in front
of an audience of 1000 people.
last year we did a similar piece based on The Egyptian Topic they were
studying and this year they took part in an even bigger event at The Devon
School's Mix, at the
Westpoint Arena near Exeter.
performed at The Queen's Hall in Barnstaple last year.
No pictures of this years Westpoint Arena show because someone
forgot the camera.
I can't begin to think who though !!
show us in make-up, behind stage waiting to go on and on stage
( as seen from the wings ).