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Year 4 thrill audiences during annual play

Year 4 thrill audiences during annual play

A hugely talented Preparatory School have been praised for their sensational efforts during their annual production.

Rydal Penrhos’ Year 4 play was held over two nights on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday 21, and they took on the iconic William Shakespeare comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Each pupil had been working incredibly hard under the guidance of director Catherine Culver and other dedicated staff at the school, and they were rewarded for their hard work with a pair of sensational performances that have drawn widespread plaudits.

There were a host of standout efforts from the play, with the quartet of Toby Simmons, Charlotte Payne, Jorgie Lynch and Lily Copeland playing their respective roles superbly in a complex love tale.

The chemistry between Lucas Yu and Louis Townley-Bass was another eye-catching element of the overall performance, while the exceptionally funny Cameron Pye, Rafe Tunstall, Dominic Chamberlain, Angelo Katsouris, Will Glanville and Archie Jeeves brought plenty of humour throughout.

Cammie de la Mare Norris was superb in the role of Princess Tatiana, with her fairy servants Tilly Trueman, Agatha Favill, Eloise Brown, Ellie Knight, Fleur Roberts, and Amelia Williams bringing spark and life to the performance.

The pair of Nathan Richards and Lucy Ranales-Griffiths played the roles of Theseus and Hippolyta with aplomb, and they were supported by the outstanding presence of Izhran Shah, Margarita Apostolu and Rupert Barrington Chance.

Rydal Penrhos’ Drama Club were also on hand to aid with the singing at the showcase.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “This was a truly extraordinary play and full credit goes to each pupil involved and to Mrs Culver, Miss Liz, Mr Davies, Mr McGuigan, Mrs Tebbits, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Bramhall for their hard work in the lead-up to the event.

“Their talent really does defy their age and it was another marvellous demonstration of the incredible talent we are fortunate to have here at Rydal Penrhos.”

A full gallery from the play can be found here

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