Year 4’s pirate show serves up platefull of laughs

Year 4 certainly curried favour with their end of Spring term musical production, Pirates of the Curry Bean, which played to a capacity audience in the Longton Hall.

High octane dance routines, hilarious slapstick comedy and impressive team spirit made the show a resounding success. The 35-strong cast served up a plateful of laughs and masterful characterisations. The cast acted with real panache and the slapstick scenes had almost professional comic timing.

The fun-filled story focused on twins Jack & Liza Periwinkle whose dream of finding adventure seems to be coming true when they find a treasure map.  However, when the infamous pirate Redbeard and his pirate crew steal the map and kidnap their mother, the twins set out to rescue her, reclaim the map and find the treasure. With their faithful cat Fiddlesticks, the twins enlist the help of Admiral Hornhonker and his crazy sailors on a voyage which takes them from Old London Docks to the mysterious island of Lumbago and an exciting finale.

The students’ enjoyment of the whole stage experience was evident throughout the show and parents were clearly delighted to see their children performing with such obvious enthusiasm and confidence.

“Each and every member of the team gave their very best,” said Head of Junior School Claire Boyd.  “Many members of the audience commented upon the confident and composed acting, singing and dancing. Thank you to all the staff who supported the girls with preparations for the big night – most especially Mrs Duffy and Mr Porter.”