Hummingbird had an enchanting threatre trip to see the English National Ballet's My First Ballet - Cinderella. It was the perfect 1st theatre outing for the school!
Anticipation for the show had been growing in recent weeks, so by the time Sunday 14th May came around, the children were already buzzing to see Cinderella! I was met with huge excitment and so many hugs before we had even got inside the theatre!
The show certainly did not disappoint! All the children were smiling from ear to ear throughout the performance and couldn't take their eyes of the stage - they were in awe from start to end! All the children were incredibly well behaved, sitting so calmly and quietly for both acts - as were the parents!
The children adored Cinderella and gasped when her dress transformed! She became a sparkling princess with a tiara and tutu - a firm favourite with many of the little ballerinas!
The show was beautifully narrated by Sarah and really helped the children (and grown ups!) understand the storyline. The exquisite use of mime by all the characters was fascinating and the accompanying narration ensured the children understood the meaning of each mime. The reduced time of the performance (1 hour 20 minutes including the interval) was also perfect for the young children and ensured they were focused throughout.
It was a superb outing, incredibly well produced by the English Nataional Ballet and thoroughly enjoyed by all children, parents and grandparents!
Thank you to all the parents for their kind words. I can't wait for our next outing!
Miss Natasha x