Archibald’s War – Junior Play
The end of the Spring term ended with a wonderful Double Bill in the Main Hall – two plays were performed back-to-back before everyone gathered their things and headed off happily for the Easter holidays and a well deserved break.
The Junior Play, ‘Archibald’s War’, was a wonderful story about child evacuees during the Second World War leaving London for the relative safety of the countryside. After a rousing and emotional farewell from the children’s parents at Waterloo, the excited children set off on a train journey along with Archibald, Maggie’s teddy bear. Archibald is left on the train and picked up by the farmer’s son, Jack, who is delighted to find him and keeps him until Maggie eventually finds out. They end up sharing Archibald and, many years later, Maggie and Jack marry.
The juniors put on a fantastic performance: they were word perfect, sang beautifully and looked fantastic in their 1940s attire. It was as moving as it was impressive and we can’t wait to see how these wonderful actors are going to develop over the coming years. Many thanks to Mrs Beal and Mrs Christie for directing and adapting the play so brilliantly.