The scene is set and the fairies pitch themselves against the witch’s wicked plan to prevent the marriage between the beautiful Red Riding Hood (played by Pippa Bentley) and the gallant Prince. Form Two were tremendous. They took out their best smiles from the back of the stage and filled the audience with festive cheer. The jokes burst forward as the jolly policemen struggled to discover the Baron’s dastardly plot. The audience, as well as the villagers, went crazy as they feasted their eyes on the dashing Simple Simon.
Never before has the Prince, played by Peter Hepden, been so bold and charming even following a blow to the head as he fell to the stage floor! This was no matter as he continued bravely and even used it for further comic effect. Form 2 had the most wonderful time acting on a professional stage at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold. The children have said they shall never forget this experience of acting in front of such a large and proud audience, and have expressed their gratitude to Mrs Ford and Mr Vale for all their hard work in preparing them so thoroughly for their time in the spotlight. All the children agreed it’s opportunities and experiences like this that help them develop their confidence – both in themselves and in what they can achieve. Well done to all of them.