They say Britain’s got talent. Well, by the law of averages, Copthorne must have most of it, for the show-stopping performances were in abundance in this, our inaugural Drama Evening for Years 5 and 6.


Parents were treated to a theatrical evening in the company of a giant centipede, three witches, a talking earthworm and a particularly vindictive Red Riding Hood. Add an angry Giant and a jubilant Charlie Bucket and you have a fitting tribute to the greatest storyteller of them all, Roald Dahl.


The acting talents of Year 5 were showcased in a range of dramatised excerpts from Dahl’s greatest stories and poems, as the Rendall Room played host to what will be the first of many annual Drama Evenings here at Copthorne. 


The second half saw the turn of Year 6. Their collection of sketches and poems, entitled ‘Dramatic Voices’, offered the appreciative audience a menu of bite-size morsels from Treasure Island, Beowulf, Oliver Twist, Albert Evacuated and Wind in the Willows. Again, the cast of characters thrilled and entertained the audience.   


With a cast of over sixty players, all performing their hearts out and without a single script in sight, the Drama Evening proved to be a roaring success.


Bravo et encore!