Enhorabuena a Los Actores!
Before the end of the Summer Term, Lower 5th Spanish pupils performed the first ever series of "Teatro en español" with El Mago de Oz, a modern version of the classic story of Oz, to Upper 3rd, 4th Form and the rest of the Lower 5th. The cast worked incredibly hard practising their lines and ensuring every word was pronounced in the most authentic Spanish possible, and what a result!
The pupils performed with great confidence, taking ownership of the stage and delivering their lines with real passion. The death of La Bruja Mala (Lana V) was the dramatic highlight of the play while Macy B’s rendering of ‘Over the Rainbow’ in Spanish made us feel very emotional! Elegance was fully impersonated by La Bruja Buena (Hattie C) and Tom M was a most impressive Mago de Oz. Annie Z did a most persuasive rendering of Dorothy, with emotions ranging from fear to surprise and deep sadness, delivered with a great sense of loss. The comedy element was supplied by the Hombre de Hojalata (Bella H), el Espantapájaros (Sachi P) and a most amusing León (Jared B) who took the stage directions so seriously he actually poured Coke all over the witch (oops!).
All in all, this proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable project! Many thanks to Henry N and Izzy G who spent many weeks re-writing the script, Megan R, Sachi P, and Annie Z for all their support on the planning stages, Georgia W and Henry N for their off stage voices and Penny Z for providing two magnificent dead legs under the broken house.
Enhorabuena a los actores, they have done a most fabulous job, ¡fantástico chicos!
Señora Bravo y Señora Mancebo