The voices and actions of our KS1 students brought the seminal, classic middle-eastern folk to life with its themes of love, good v evil and overcoming the odds.
The KS1 show wasinspired by the contemporary version of Aladdin most widely identified from the 1992 Disney film yet significantly amended from the original story.It is thought that the Aladdin taleoriginated from the Arabian Nights story collection, published in 1710.
The performancehinged on the superb acting and drama skills from the mixed Year 1 and Year 2 cast; along with rousing renditions of classic songs from the Disney classic.
The lead role of Aladdin was shared between two fresh-faced stars inZach(2B) and Andy(2C).Zach received well-deserved praise for his clear voice and powerful delivery, whilst Andys Prince Ali victory parade was seen by many of theaudience asone of the showsmostspectacular highlights.Luka (2B) was the dastardlyvillainJafar, sendingshivers down the spine of the audience as he cunningly plotted his devious plans with passion, wit andmischief.
Delilah (2C)played the feisty, free-spirited and rebellious princess Jasmine with aplomb complete with convincingdiva-likehands on hips! Adam(2C) proved an effervescent, fun-loving geniewhohelped to make Aladdins dreams come true.
The packed audience of parents, families and students were joined by viewers fromacross the globe, who enjoyed a live stream of the performance direct to their laptops and tablets.
Aladdin is a classical folk tale that is told and retold, enjoyed and treasured by generation after generation.A huge congratulations and thank you to all KS1 students, staff and parents for their fabulous effort and dedication in helping producea show that will live long in the memory.