Flushing pupils tread the boards for rainforest themed play
Budding young Flushing thespians were treading the boards last week, for an extra special rainforest-themed school production.
The children, from years four, five and six, took to the stage at Flushing Church Hall on Thursday and Friday to entertain their parents and school friends with their own interpretation of “Rainmaker.”
Inspired by a Guatemalan tale, this musical by Jan Stroud tells of a group of children from a drought-ridden country as they embark upon a journey to find the lords of rain, or “rainmakers”.
The Packet was invited to an early viewing on Wednesday, as the children ran through their last dress rehearsal before the show went live.
Flushing School head teacher, Mark French, said: “They have been working hard over the last few weeks on this musical production. It’s all about how courage and determination can overcome adversity.
"We chose it because of the music. In the past, we have done more pantomime-type productions and we wanted to do something more like a West End musical this year.”
With frogs, monkey, butterflies and bears, the hall became a veritable menagerie over the two nights of performance and the musical proved a real hit with parents and children alike – with lots of laughs reserved especially for the after-effects of a certain musical fruit.