WINDERMERE School youngsters entertained packed audiences of family, friends and pupils with their version of the muscle-bound musical, The Amazing Adventures of Superstan.

Following weeks of hard work rehearsing and learning their lines, the curtain finally opened on the show by Years Five and Six pupils.

The first show was a matinee performance for all Elleray pupils, as well as pupils from Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal.

The storyline focuses on Stanley Marvel, a clumsy clot from Megaville, who is happy to dream his life away with his nose buried in his comics, until he discovers that local hero, The Candy King, is in fact a super villain, determined to conquer the world with his corrupt confectionery.

Naomi Nield, who directed the show, said: “The children were fantastic and there really were some exceptional stage performances. It’s sometimes easy to forget that the members of this cast are no older than 11 – they have all shown such promise.”

Rachael Thomas, head of the Elleray campus at Windermere School, said: “This was a fantastic production and the pupils thoroughly deserve all the accolades which come their way. Crampton Hall was full of laughter as the cast delivered joke after joke, not to mention expertly choreographed dance scenes, outstanding singing and, at times, inspired improvisation.

“A huge thank you must go to everyone involved, without whom, we would not be able to put on such outstanding productions.”

Headmaster Ian Lavender added: “I should like to thank Years 5 and 6, and all the supporting teams, for giving us all more than an hour of cracker-like humour, colour and rhythmic song, together with some timely improvisation. It was reminiscent of a Victorian music hall for its slap-stick simplicity, genuine escapism and polished good fun. This does not come without considerable hard work, and I was most certainly impressed with the whole cast.”