18 December 2016
Talented girls from Year 7 at St George’s School, Ascot enjoyed an exciting start to the festive season as they played host to the great British tradition of pantomimes, performing the ancient story of Jack and the Beanstalk to children from a local primary school as well as family and friends.
Pupils from Whitegrove Primary School were invited to the matinee showing of Jack and the Beanstalk on Tuesday, 6 December, which was directed by St George’s Director in Residence, Rachel Johnson. The ambitious production was the culmination of an intense four week rehearsal process resulting in a laugh-a-minute performance with upbeat songs and dances, a mind-blowing set and plenty of cow jokes to leave the audience in a good moo-d for the rest of the Christmas season!
Director in Residence, Miss Johnson commented “This cast has been an absolute pleasure to direct, owing to the commitment and enthusiasm shown by the entire year group. For the majority of the cast, this was their first theatre production at St George’s and I am hugely impressed by the incredible talent and confidence among such a young cast. It’s clear that the girls have been studying Pantomime in their drama lessons alongside rehearsals, as their comic timing and ‘over the top’ characterisations were nothing short of wonderful.”