Primary students to put on a show

WHO stole the pica pitcher?

It’s the question you’ll want all the answers to when watching St Laurence’s Primary School’s 2017 musical, Mystery at Magpie Manor this Thursday, August 31. 

An Out of The Art production, the musical is set in the 1920s and steeped in legend and intrigue, Magpie Manor features Agatha Christie, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, flapper girls and the Charleston dance.

Year Two teacher and choreographer Kerry Turner, said Magpie Manor was chosen because of the large cast and speaking parts.

“We have been rehearsing solidly for five weeks and we began dancing last term,” she said. 

“The students have been really, really good learning lines at lunchtimes. “Once a week we have been practicing at recess and lunch times.”

Mrs Turner said dance, drama and music is an important part of the primary school curriculum. 

“It’s good to give students the idea of what it is like to see and be apart of a live performance. It gives them the opportunity to excel in that area if they are inclined to, It gives them a taste of what it's like,” Mrs Turner said. 

“Out in the country, they don’t get to see many live shows.”

St Laurence’s Primary School will perform Mystery at Magpie Manor at Red Bend Catholic College this Thursday, with a matinee at 11am and an evening show at 7pm.

“It is a mammoth task for everyone involved.

“Don’t miss it. You can expect a very entertaining couple of hours and find out who stole the pica pitcher. Come along and be entertained.”