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Year 6 production of The Lion King brings Pridelands to life

Year 6 production of The Lion King brings Pridelands to life

A group of Preparatory School pupils brought the Pridelands to life at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Year 6 production.

After weeks of preparations, the cast finally took to the School Hall stage for their take on the epic Walt Disney classic The Lion King, which was held over two nights on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday 21.

There were a host of outstanding performances throughout the musical, with Eve Durrans and George Watkins bringing the role of Simba to life in tremendous fashion.

The evil Scar was also played brilliantly by Ivo Vonbank, with his cunning team of Hyenas Llion Morris, Johnathan Osbourne, Zac Roberts, Matthew Stubbins, John Dick and Huw Griffiths proving to be very cunning sidekicks in his quest for the crown.

A stern and forceful performance from Sam Pritchett depicted the role of Mufasa superbly, with his companion Ariana Milligan (Sarabi) and Eleanor Tunstall (Zazu) formed an impressive tandem that ousted the power-hungry Scar.

Lily Davies and Martha Hind gave polished efforts in their respective appearances as Simba’s lost love Nala, while the ever-wise Rafiki brought an air of clarity to the production courtesy of Ruby Merrick.

Twins Ella and Freddie James gave a hilarious performances as the comical duo of Timon and Pumbaa as they brought the banished Simba back from the brink and on to the throne.

The voices of Ada Vonbank and Caitriona Searl once again sounded sensational on stage, and Phoebe Pritchett, Melissa Vos, Will Tavernor, Christian Cheesley, Oliver Davies, Dylan Lloyd-Bloom and Kalis Wilson-Lawrie also contributed significantly to the two-night triumph.

Prep School head Roger McDuff, said: “The overall quality of the production was absolutely staggering and many congratulations go to each pupil for their fine efforts.

“I would also like to thank the staff that have worked tirelessly on the set design, costumes, learning lines and coming up with the choreography to make The Lion King such a success, and without their commitment then events such as this would not take place.”

A bumper gallery of images from the production can be found here

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