Date Posted... Jun 27th 2024

A Beauty of a Performance for Year 6

Telling a tale as old as time; a young girl who dreams of a life beyond her village and a handsome prince, transformed into a hideous beast… our courageous Year 6 pupils’ performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr wowed audiences at the Burrell Theatre this week.

Held over two nights, our pupils brought to life this magical tale of enchantment, overcoming fear and prejudice and finding love in unexpected places. With a stellar cast leading the way, it was a theatrical treat for the lucky audiences.

The role of heroine Belle was brilliantly performed by Mia and Sylvie; cleverly channelling her bravery, courage and kindness as she grows to love the Beast (taken on by Atticus and Ben) as he transforms from grizzly and cruel to kind and vulnerable.

There were plenty of laughs delivered, with special mentions to the pairings of Gaston (Luca and Thomas) and Lefou (Logan and Fergus) and Lumiere (Archie and Raif) and Cogsworth (Isaac and Sophie) who had the audience rolling in the aisles with their perfectly delivered quips and rousing songs.

There were touching moments too, as Mrs Potts (perfectly pitched by both Jenny and Gracie) beautifully sang the title song, ‘Beauty and the Beast’  and again with the poignant, ‘Human Again’, sung by the Servants.

A visual feast, performed with energy, enthusiasm, care and courage, it was a fantastic performance that every cast and crew member should be extremely proud of. Huge thanks and well done to our incredible Year 6 pupils, our brilliant Burrell Theatre, Tech and OPS teams and our phenomenal parent helpers. Special thanks to our talented staff team who get the very best from every child for these stunning performances. Well done to all!