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Large scale primary school production hits the right notes
HUNDREDS of primary school children took to the Lakes Leisure Kendal stage this week for the 2012 Making Music spectacular.
Pupils from 26 local schools joined forces for the four-night run - which concludes tomorrow night (Thursday) - of The Bigge Sister Conspiracy and the Sheep of Doom.
Written by Jonathan Humble and Anne Pater, the tall tale tells of Bridget, Jim, and Charlie, three intrepid children on a camping holiday, who stumble across the dastardly plans of the evil Bigge sisters. Begonia, Myrtle, and Violet Bigge, having bumped off their immensely rich father, decide to extend their power and influence by taking over Cumbria; ruining its rustic and historic charm by removing references to the past, eliminating aspects of its flora and fauna and turning it into a tacky fantasy land for the undiscerning. Only the children stand in the way of these megalomaniacs and the possibility of global domination.
Under the musical direction of Jane Callus-Whitton, the large scale choral production features a massive movement chorus, several principal actors, musicians, singers, dancers, as well as an eleven-piece orchestra.
Last year’s Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hall reprises his role as Begonia in the show, which was first staged by MM in 2006.