by AUDREY GREGG,
Saintfield High School student Gareth
Houston stars in the school's Celebration of Talent.
SAINTFIELD High School hosted 'A Celebration of
Talent' last week.
It was a hugely successful programme of
dance, drama, music and song – a night which the young cast will
remember for a very long time.
Their many and varied talents from the beautiful voices of
the choir supported by the band, which included some first year
students, the lively dance music rocked the audience into gear,
through to poetry by the Junior Poetry Group.
A short tour of the world of Classic
Literature rolled back the years with interpretations of some
memorable scenes and characters including 'The Three Witches'
from Macbeth with Ember Coates, Judith McDowell and Sarah Moore
hilariously casting their spells.
From witchcraft to love and romance with
Romeo and Juliet.
Well, I have never witnessed the balcony
scene quite like this one! Romeo (Matthew Patterson) was
declaring his love for Juliet (Sian Galbraith) who was standing
on the balcony.
Enter from the wings the wonderful Chloe
Armstrong, star of other school productions, as the cleaning
lady complete with mop bucket on wheels and strides across the
stage. Downing tools she listens intently to the "soppy,
romantic trivia" throwing in her tuppence worth here and there
which had the audience roaring with laughter.
An excerpt from "Of Mice and Men" set on a
ranch in California with the very talented soloist Danielle
Jackson as the only female amongst the menfolk complete with the
American drawl was excellent.
Moving on from the outback to an interview
with Quackers the Duck from 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell to
Bottom's speech in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' was a wonderful
and very enjoyable journey.
Patterson (Romeo), Sian Galbraith (Juliet) and Chloe
Armstrong as the cleaning lady take part in
Saintfield High School's Celebration of Talent.
School's Celebration of Talent starred Ember Coates,
Judith McDowell and Sarah Mnnre as 'The Three
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A lively dance routine from Chicago – the
choreography was excellent – was followed by 'Grease' with the
cool dudes and chicks of Rydell High with Emma Morrow as Sandie
together with Danny, Rizzo, the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds.
Songs from "Oliver" featuring the whole cast
brought the production to a close.
Principal Ms. Vivien Watt said she was very
proud of everyone involved.