It was with excitement and trepidation, at the start of the school year, that the initial discussions took place to choose a musical production for Banstead Prep School. Of one thing we were certain, it had to show-stopping and spectacular.
Parents of Year 5 and Year 6 children, plus special guests, who saw the production last week certainly agreed that the show was everything we had hoped it would be, describing the ‘totally amazing!!’ performance as looking ‘like a West End production’ which ‘made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.’
We asked the children what they thought about being involved with the production:
“I really enjoyed taking part in the Lion King Jr. I now feel that I’ve found my true talent!”
“I enjoyed participating in the Lion King Jr. because I found my passion for acting and singing”
“Be Prepared was my favourite song and part of the show,my least favourite part was when I wasn’t on the stage!”
“I never knew I could act or sing like I did – It was really fun”
“The show was spectacular and phenomenal”
“It was amazing to do the show before we move on to our new schools”
“My favourite part of the whole experience performing in front of an audience”
Embarking on our Lion King Jr journey has been so rewarding and the children have truly risen to the challenge. The show was full of exuberance, colour and life and the songs have taken a place in all of our hearts. All of the children have excelled at memorising lines, exploring their characters, developing their physicality and adapting their voice.
We are immensely proud of our show and we hope the experience will stay with the children for the rest of their lives.