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Stars on Stage

Pupils from the Senior School staged an entertaining and accomplished performance of Bob Carlton’s, ‘‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ during the penultimate week of the Lent Term.

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‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ is a musical based on Shakespeare's, The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet. The musical provided the pupils with a challenging script with many lines to learn and songs to grasp. However, even though the cast was predominantly made up of pupils from the lower end of the Senior School, they coped admirably and in true Oswestry style, they rose to the challenge.

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Mrs Mandy Price who directed the play commented, ‘I am incredibly proud of these pupils who worked as a team to pull the play together in such a busy term. The cast remained focused during the performances and there were some amazing comic performances and beautiful singing. I am also immensely proud of the backstage crew who coped admirably with all the technical challenges. With the majority of the cast formed from the lower half of the school, they performed very calmly and maturely.’

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Thanks must go to Mrs Price who directed the play and to Mr Cattley who directed the music. Also to Mrs Selby, Mrs Walters and Mrs Munford who helped with costumes, set and numerous other jobs!