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Mary Poppins Year 6 Girls’ Prep School Production Review

Posted: 3rd July 2024

Mary Poppins

The Year 6 Production of ‘Mary Poppins’ was nothing short of magical. The pupils brought the classic story to life with a mix of charm, talent and enthusiasm.

Mary Poppins was played by Clara, Liya, Izzy and Amara. All four pupils embodied the character with grace and confidence.

The portrayal of Bert by Sherrie, Emmen, Emma and Mia was lively and engaging.

The Banks children (Tilly, Sophia C, Sophia S and Rachel as Jane and Carys, Kimaya, Eleanor and Isla as Michael) showed such energy and authenticity. Their performances were heartfelt and convincing, capturing the audience’s sympathy and support.

Mr Banks (played by Shelley, Adriana, Hui and Amber B), Mrs Banks (played by Annie, Alice, Eva and Olivia) and the rest of the cast was equally impressive. Each pupil brought something unique to their role, contributing to the overall success of the production.

The set design was creative and effective, making excellent use of the limited stage space. The props added another dimension of reality to the play. Our heartfelt gratitude to all the parent volunteers who helped transform our Runcie Hall to the humble residence of the Banks family and the rooftops of London and for the many props used throughout the play. My favourite part was the torn pieces of the children’s letter magically rising in the fireplace. There were many “oohs and aahs” being heard from the audience! My brother loved being pecked on the shoulder by a prop bird!

The costumes were well crafted and accurate to the period, adding an authenticity to the performance. Many thanks to the parent volunteers in ensuring each pupil was kitted out as the role demanded.

The lighting and sounds team did a fantastic job enhancing the mood and atmosphere of each scene. The choreography, especially during songs such as ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ was lively and well-coordinated, adding a dynamic element to the performance.

The audience composed of parents, teachers and fellow pupils and they were all thoroughly entertained. Laughter, applause and even a few tears of joy were common throughout the evening. The resounding ovation at the end of the performance was a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the Year 6 pupils and their teachers.

All I can say is, “it was practically perfect in every way!”

Kimaya, 6S

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