Polish theatre attracts record audience

Liverpool Pope John Paul II Saturday Polish School, based at St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School Old Swan, recently played host to the Polish Theatre Company ‘Poco’.

With a record 400 pupils taking part in the audience participation acts, the company performed to two groups during the day.

Children from all ages watched several plays over the whole day, with morning and afternoon performances. Some children got so involved in the plays that they exchanged their normal clothing for costumes and acted themselves, becoming wizards, elves, old hags and even Prince Charming’s.

The company of actors produced a huge range of themed characters with something for everyone.

Year 6 pupil, Kamil said: “I loved the costumes, wigs and make-up which made my voice change and become even more scary like the character I’d chosen. This day really inspired me to become an actor”

Poco Theatre brought a whole range of activities for the children, including acting, singing, making, storytelling and play, through their highly experienced practitioners, developing in children new skills, confidence and imagination.

All performances were given in Polish but you didn’t need to understand some of the script to know who the baddie was and who was the goodie!

Headteacher Alexandra Mrozik, said: “The theatre team certainly pulled a lot of magic out of the box, opening up the children’s creativity, drive and enthusiasm to learn”.

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