There plenty of excitement in the air for this year’s Pre-School and Pre-Prep Christmas Musical, which was entitled ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ and drew a large audience to the Prep School Hall for the occasion.
The story centred on a group of aliens played by Archie Green, Layko Driver, Angus De Ferranti and Jacob de la Mare Norris, who came to earth around the festive period and heard the story of Jesus Christ and the reason behind celebrating Christmas Day.
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William Culver and Eglantine Chasteau portrayed Joseph and Mary, who were guided by and Angel Gabriel (Svaksh Singam) to Bethlehem where they were given shelter by Innkeepers Isla Oleszka-Lightfoot and Ellis Owen.
They were greeted following the ‘birth’ by Shepherds (Phoebe Jewsbury, Wilfred Jones and Jacob Skinner), the Three Kings (Olly Craig, Owain Roberts, Jack Brookes-Fazakerley) and the angel quartet of Camilla Simmons, Margot Gilmartin, Hania Ffowcs-Williams and Carys Winfield.
The musical was narrated superbly by Rufus Glanville, and the performance of ‘teacher’ Hannah Pittaway was another notable highlight.
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Pre-School children were also in fine voice throughout, enhancing the production considerably with their passionate singing in eye-catching costumes.
Prep School Head Lucy Davies, said: “This event is always a popular favourite with our families and it certainly didn’t disappoint. 59 pupils, aided by 23 staff (in various capacities) made sure that every member of the audience was completely drawn into this ‘play within a play’ and all of the smiles and mini stage ‘hiccups’ made for a brilliant show.”