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James and the Giant Peach

Thursday, 30 June 2022

A group of around thirty pupils from CLS and CLSG made up the cast of the Amateur production of 'James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl adapted by Richard R George, led by Drama teacher Miss Martin, in her inaugural CLS production. 

She did a fantastic job at getting the cast to work together, rebounding off each other perfectly with unimaginable chemistry. Cast member Tom commented, "I think it’s great that both schools are collaborating, it means we get to see CLSG pupils". 

In the middle of the stage stood a huge, orange peach. It was an incredible feat creating such an ingenious creation; it was wooden but with numerous layers, allowing the bugs and James to enter inside it, and with some crazy lighting effects was given the sense that it was growing. This set was truly something.  

Not only was the set stunning, but the costumes as well. Cast member Tom also said "I love the way that some costumes are simple, and some are intense and powerful." It was creatively choreographed, with sweeps of people on stage at the same time, and actors such as the aunts doubling up as roles like sharks and birds. 

The play was an hour-long and was an incredible show, with sterling appearances from 'James', the centipede and the two aunts, to name a few.

What a wonderful way to finish the year, peachy indeed! Congratulations to everyone involved. 

What a wonderful way to finish the year, peachy indeed!
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