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Beauty and the Beast casts a spell on the audience

It’s a ‘tale as old as time’ and the Senior School girls more than captured the magic of “Beauty and the Beast” with their performance of the Disney classic.

The annual school production involves more than half of all Senior school pupils – from acting roles to stage management, make-up, music, lighting and sound to name just a few.

Performed over a four-night run to family, friends and those who simply love a good musical, this year’s production – starring Alicia Burke as Belle and Mia Willis as the Beast – has been hailed one of the best ever by pupils and teachers alike.

Stunning performances by all actresses and the amazing work of everyone involved in the production made it ‘truly a year to remember’.

“Our production of Beauty and the Beast is by far the most amazing performance of the last three years due to the flamboyant costumes, breath-taking chorus numbers and an overall sense of family and working as a team,” said Alicia Burke

Fellow pupil Anya McCutcheon Wells added: “It’s going to be very difficult to say goodbye to the annual school show.

“Each year has been better that the last and I will always remember the laughs, the singing, the dancing and the incredible feeling when we create something to be truly proud of.”

Headteacher Nicola Smillie believes the sheer quality of production – and the amazing efforts of everyone involved – are testament to the ethos of Saint Martin’s.

She said: “We pride ourselves on every aspect of our girls’ education – both in and out of the classroom and in their endeavours away from school too.

“We are so very proud of all they achieve and the annual school production is a great opportunity for us to showcase their many talents and abilities.

“Who knows, we may have discovered some future stars of the stage and screen too!

“Well done to everyone involved – pupils and staff alike and a huge thank you to everyone who supported us and came to enjoy the performances.”

School Calendar

  • 20 May
    Year 6 Bikeability Week
  • 21 May
    Year 3 Trip to Botanical Gardens
  • 22 May
    ABRSM Music Examinations
  • 23 May
    Year 2 Assembly
  • 24 May
    End of half term