Pupils star in beauty-ful play

Graham School students production of Beauty and The Beast, which they have been touring around local primary and junior schools. 'Picture by Andrew Higgins  112611a    27/06/11
Graham School students production of Beauty and The Beast, which they have been touring around local primary and junior schools. 'Picture by Andrew Higgins 112611a 27/06/11

A STUDENT production has done the rounds in Scarborough, bringing a loveable Disney tale to life.

The Graham School touring production of Beauty and the Beast involved 30 students piling into two minibuses with minimal set and props and turning up at every local primary school.

Graham School students production of Beauty and The Beast, which they have been touring around local primary and junior schools. 'Picture by Andrew Higgins  112611a    27/06/11

Graham School students production of Beauty and The Beast, which they have been touring around local primary and junior schools. 'Picture by Andrew Higgins 112611a 27/06/11

Last week the students from Year 7, 8 and 9 performed a total of eleven times at Northstead, St. Peter’s, Friarage, Gladstone Road, Braeburn, St. Mary’s, Malton and Seamer and Irton Schools as well as an evening performance for the public and parents at Graham School.

There was no let up this week either as the cast travelled to St. Martin’s, Newby, Wheatcroft, Lindhead, East Ayton and Hackness and finishing with an evening performance at Graham School.

Assistant Headteacher and Artistic Director of the production Jon Lee said: “We are very proud of the cast as they have only had three weeks to prepare for the tour and have done fantastically well.

“We’ve got so many talented singers, dancers and actors! The shows have been well received at all the schools and we’ve had wonderful feedback from the audiences.”

Co-director Gail Whitlock added: “We are indebted to the YMCA for the generous loan of the majority of the costumes which have really helped to bring the show to life.”

Katy Owen Smith, co-director also added that she was proud of the success of what will be her last production with Graham School.