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Norfolk school taken back to the Victorian era by theatre production company

Children at Saxlingham Primary School learning some of the parts from the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children at Saxlingham Primary School learning some of the parts from the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2017

Children at South Norfolk primary school Saxlingham Nethergate C of E VC had a taste of a Victorian Christmas when the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical joined the school for Dickensian Day.

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Rowena Croston-Clegg, front 2nd right, from the cast, teaches some of the children a carol, with teacher Christina James. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Rowena Croston-Clegg, front 2nd right, from the cast, teaches some of the children a carol, with teacher Christina James. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Planet Theatre Productions took time out of their rehearsals to share their costumes, characters and songs with the school.

Children decorated their classrooms and baked in Victorian style, as well as joining in with sketches and songs with the cast.

Deputy head, Lou Kent, said: “This wasn’t just a great opportunity to bring history to life for our children. It also carries a strong message that resonates today and reflects the ethos of our school – just a little bit of charity goes a long way in tough times and kindness really is transformative.”

Planet Theatre Productions are putting on the production of A Christmas Carol at the Daynes Sports Centre, Norwich Cathedral School from the December 20 to 31.

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. The children interview Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, played by David Rees. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. The children interview Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, played by David Rees. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Hollie Harrington from the cast, rehearses parts with some of the children. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Hollie Harrington from the cast, rehearses parts with some of the children. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Hollie Harrington from the cast, rehearses parts with some of the children. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. Hollie Harrington from the cast, rehearses parts with some of the children. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School play a game at the school's Dickensian Day with the child in the middle having to guess who has the hidden cotton reel. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School play a game at the school's Dickensian Day with the child in the middle having to guess who has the hidden cotton reel. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. The children interview Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, played by David Rees. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. The children interview Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, played by David Rees. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. The children interview Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, played by David Rees. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production at the school's Dickensian Day. The children interview Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, played by David Rees. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChildren and staff at Saxlingham Primary School work with some of the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical by the Planet Theatre Production. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


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