PUPILS at Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School in Handbridge have been shipwrecked.
Members of the school’s Year 6 drama club were joined by Year 4 dancers, the school choir and instrumentalists to perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for parents and friends.
Lead roles in the bard’s tale of mistaken identity were taken by Kirsty Ritchie (Viola) and Jim Williams (Sebastian), the twins who are separated after a marine disaster. Emily Crinson played Olivia who falls for Cesario, Viola’s alter ego and Thomas Watkins was Orsino, Duke of Illyria, whose unrequited love for Olivia creates much of the intrigue.
Laughs were in abundance with the antics of Sir Edward (Bente Hollestelle), Sir Andrew (Will Carter) and Sir Toby (Eleanor Hassall) and four maids who strive to cause the downfall of the hapless Malvolio (Daniel Farrow).
Directed by teachers Wenda Smith and Deborah Forest, the production was written especially for primary children by Shakespeare for Kids.
Overleigh has recently been granted its third Artsmark Gold award from Arts Council England (ACE) for its work in the arts.