Published by Mr Macdonald
Thursday 18 February 2016
Following the success of the previous school shows, Castle Douglas High School will once again be taking to the stage of the Fullarton Theatre to perform “Into the Woods Jr” from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th June 2016.
“Into the Woods Jr” is a fantastic show for all ages with a variety of different characters, ranging from Little Red Riding Hood to the evil Witch and Wolf. When a Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, they set off on a journey to find the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn and the slipper as pure as gold in order to break the curse.
This production will differ from previous shows as it will mainly be run by the pupils themselves, with two sixth year pupils, Ellie Stevens and Zoe Kirkpatrick, taking on the enormous tasks of organising and directing.
“This is such an amazing opportunity” said Co-Director Ellie Stevens. “I am thrilled to have been given the chance to do something that I love while also giving back to the school. This will be a great experience for not only myself, but for all involved. I can’t wait to get started!”
Two other sixth years, Bethan Murray and Chiara McMorran, are also volunteering their time to help run the show and make sure that it is a success. Bethan said “I am really excited to be a part of such a fabulous show. The previous school shows have been unforgettable experiences for me and have helped me to discover the world of theatre, and my passion for performing ….. and they have dramatically increased my confidence! I am sure that ‘Into The Woods Jr.’ will do the same for many others and it will definitely be a show to remember.”
Many other tasks associated with the production such as set painting, stage crew and costumes have also been delegated to pupils of all ages. The team are making this show an almost entire pupil effort and everyone is really enjoying the process of putting the whole production together.
After hours of auditions, the team have assembled a great cast and all are ready to throw themselves into rehearsals. There is such a buzz around the show and everyone’s determination to succeed and put on a good show is obvious.
Headteacher Gerald Donnelly said, ‘We are delighted with the progress the team has made so far. As always, there is a real buzz of excitement around the school show and the senior team who are overseeing it are relishing and rising to the challenge.’