Transported to Carrie’s War : Form 6 Production
This year, Form 6 transported us back to World War 2 in their end of year production of Carrie's War. This dramatisation is based on the novel by Nina Bawden and depicts the experiences of an evacuee sent to live in the countryside to avoid the bombs of London.
This has been a highly unusual year for everyone and putting on the Form 6 end of year play has been no exception. Initially, we missed months of rehearsals because of lockdown, then we had to deal with restrictions on public singing and the need to keep to ever-changing guidelines on public performances. Despite all of this, the pupils threw themselves wholeheartedly into the experience and the show was a wonderful success. Each of the main characters were portrayed by multiple actors and actresses, and all these principals did a wonderful job. All pupils took part in the chorus, singing a rousing range of World War 2 classics such as 'Wish Me Luck', 'White Cliffs of Dover', and the audience enthusiastically waved their flags for the closing number of 'We'll Meet Again'. This year, we even had members of Form 6 working as an incredibly professional technical crew, providing us with lighting, sound effects and projections.
We were so glad that parents were able to come and see the performance in person and to share in this special moment for our Form 6 pupils. I am sure that everyone who saw or was involved in the show will treasure their memories of Carrie's War for many years to come.