The Perse School

Beware of the Gods of Olympus in the Prep School Play

9 Dec 2016

The pupils of Year 4 have been rehearsing all of this term for a production of Greek Myths. Seven myths, some well-known, some lesser-known, were chosen and a script was written by Mr de Albuquerque to accommodate the 72 members of the year group.  The stories featured included Pandora’s Box, Persephone in the Underworld, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Theseus and the Minotaur, Arachne and Athene, Atlanta and the Race and Tantalus.

Each Year 4 class had a weekly 35 minute lesson to prepare their plays. The children focused on projecting their voices, working with each other to listen and respond at the right time and remain in character when on stage.

The fabulous play captured the merriment and heroics as well as the tragedy of the Greek Myths and served as an entertaining introduction to the tales. Finn “really enjoyed acting and performing in such an amazing play” and Kitty loved the “funny parts of the play and the beautiful costumes.”  Rousing songs written by Mr Harris and Mr de Albuquerque, combined with the powerful script and wonderful acting created a truly memorable evening.  Beware of the Gods of Olympus – for they see everything, hear everything. You have been warned!


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