Wensum Junior School pupils write and perform their own circus-themed opera

Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written an

Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written and created by themselves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

It might not be an art form that is typically associated with children.

Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written an

Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written and created by themselves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

But youngsters at Wensum Junior School have proved that opera is for everyone, after writing and performing their very own show.

Lost in Time was made as part of Circus 250, the national celebration of 250 years of circus productions in the country.

It tells the tale of an evil ringmaster, who traps people in his circus until they perfect their act.

The show was written by year five pupils - nine and 10-year-olds - including the script.

Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written an

Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written and created by themselves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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The group, who worked with charity Sistema to produce the opera, then also provided the props, created the advertising and, of course, performed the show on stage.

On Wednesday, they showed off their hard work to parents and members of the community during two performances.

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Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written and created by themselves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written and created by themselves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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Wensum Junior Schoolchildren taking part in the opera About a circus called Lost in Time, written and created by themselves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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