Neverland – The Osborne Christmas Production 2016
This Christmas, Osborne School students and staff ended the term with our school production of ‘Neverland’.
In true Osborne style, we devised, rehearsed, made props and costumes and performed the show in one week. However, this show was slightly different. In our Friday options sessions a group of students collaborated to write the show. This gave the production a fresh, humorous edge that was thoroughly enjoyed by the audiences.
Our show was lead by Liam Chandler, who played Peter, and Christian Rivron who played Hook. Their presence on stage was enthralling and had the audience captivated. Another highlight of the show was the appearance of our Deputy Head, Caroline Irwin, who played the Crocodile. She showed great promise with her dance skills, and we are looking forward to seeing more of her moves in the future!
The students all worked incredibly hard to produce a funny, polished, professional show. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole processes and we saw some incredible moments such as ‘The Lost Boys Dance’ and our recreation of the London Skyline through which Peter, Wendy and her brothers ‘flew’.
This show was particularly special in that it was our final show lead by Steven Moloney. Steven has choreographed shows at Osborne School for the last 10 years. He has had some phenomenal moments as our school choreographer such as devising our performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which was performed in front of 1500 people at the Bournemouth International Centre. Our students have achieved so much because of Steven’s dedication, enthusiasm and talent. We will miss him terribly but wish him all the very best in his new job.
Hannah Corrall, School Production Director
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