Perse Prep pupils are kings of the stage in Henry VIII the Musical
2 Apr 2019
Year 6 pupils at the Prep put on a right Royal show with their production of Henry VIII the Musical.
Audiences were treated to an entertaining history lesson about the life of the 16th Century King of England as they performed the show over three nights, having been working on it since last September.
The show, written by Eddie Copeland with music by Prep Director of Music Paul Harris, was triple cast with a different group of 25 children taking the lead roles each night and performing in the ensemble on the other evenings. Triple casting supports the Prep’s ‘drama for all’ approach and allows many children from across the year group to shine in dramatic roles and perform solo songs.
Ros West, who co-directed Henry VIII with fellow Prep teacher Jules Reston, said: “They enjoyed bringing this familiar period of history to life and added humour, pathos and enthusiasm to their roles. There was a real buzz after every performance and it was wonderful to see such talent on show from Year 6.”