23 Mar 2013

It’s the fairytale classic that has inspired children and adults alike for over two hundred years, and this week, Year Three and Four pupils at Newcastle Church High School have been performing Roald Dahl’s twist on the timeless story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in their junior production.

After months of rehearsals, the girls aged between seven and eight today performed the glittering, galloping musical, to parents and grandparents for the first time. With jockeys, a wicked queen and horse racing all featuring in the story, this is a hilarious take on the traditional tale.

Throughout the rehearsal process, girls were encouraged to contribute their own ideas towards the stage direction, choreography, costume design and creative ideas.

Susan Scott, Year Four teacher, said: “The whole Snow White experience has been great fun from start to finish and the girls have truly excelled themselves.

“At Church High we encourage all of the girls to play an active role in shaping the performances, in order to develop their confidence both in performing and in the behind-the-scenes direction of a play.”

Emma Dodd, aged eight, from Washington, who played Snow White, said: “I really enjoyed playing Snow White, it has been great fun. My favourite things were singing and dressing up in the Snow White costume and it was fantastic to perform in front of my parents today!”
Juggling two characters, the head jockey and king, was nine year old, Catriona Pascall, from Gosforth, who enjoyed the challenge of playing two interesting roles. She said: “My characters were totally different from each other but both were great fun to play. I really enjoy acting, singing and dancing and it was good fun to see what goes on behind-the-scenes too!”

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Picture caption: Church High junior girls perform Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs