19 December 2017
Bah Humbug! King's Hall Actors Perform in A Christmas Carol
This Christmas, three aspiring King’s Hall actors took to the stage after landing roles in a major musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.
After a successful audition process, Year 5 pupil JJ Dayus-Jones secured the sought-after role of Timothy “Tiny Tim” Cratchit, a poor boy who serves as an important symbol within the festive tale of redemption.
Georgia Fidler (Year 6) and Daisy Kamsner (Year 7) also joined the production, performing alongside a professional cast in the show’s community ensemble.
In the weeks leading up to the opening night, the pupils were hard at work preparing for the thrilling run of performances, scored by Alan Menken, a talented film score composer renowned for producing some of the best Disney soundtracks to date, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Hercules.
The adaptation of the much-loved classic, running throughout December, is set to combine faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic, transporting audiences to the snowy streets of Victorian London.
Justin Chippendale, Headmaster at King’s Hall School, said: “As shown by our recent terrific production of School of Rock, we have many pupils who relish the reward of being involved in drama productions, and are therefore very proud of those treading the boards at the Brewhouse.”
Commenting on their dedication, he added: “Georgia, Daisy and JJ have been coming in to school full of excitement and yuletide cheer, with tales to enthuse us all. We were so proud when we finally saw them up there on the stage. They were fantastic!”