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Pupils shine as Kingham Hill School stages iconic musical


Kingham Hill was alive with The Sound of Music as pupils took to the stage to perform the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Following months of hard work and rehearsals, pupils from Years 8 to 13 put on three fantastic performances last week to packed audiences.

Guests were transported to the rolling hills of Austria as Sixth Former Lydia, starring as Maria, struck the familiar notes of titular song, ‘The Sound of Music’.

The entertainment continued as the cast, including Year 12 pupil James as Captain Von Trapp, got the audience singing and clapping along as they wowed with their renditions of ‘Favourite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’ and ‘Sixteen going on Seventeen’.

Helena Berkeley, Kingham Hill Latin teacher and Sound of Music Director, described the pupils’ effort as “incredible”. She goes on to say, “I am so proud of all our pupils that took part in the production. From the outset, the pupils have been a joy to direct and their enthusiasm and excitement carried the show along. The pupils embodied their characters beautifully and conveyed the poignant message of the story excellently. The cast described themselves as a family and they really did work together so well, always supporting and encouraging each other. I hope that their experience of being a part of this show is something that will live with them forever.”

The pupils produced fantastic performances across the three evenings to rapturous applause from family, friends and the school community and concluded the run with a sold out final night.

Published: February 13 2017

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