A taste of the West End came to a Forfar school recently as pupils at Strathmore Primary staged a full scale musical production of ‘Treasure Island’.
Children from Primaries 5/6, 6, 6/7 and 7 spent weeks rehearsing with Charades Theatre Company from Edinburgh to learn their lines for the original production which retold the famous novel by Robert Louis Stephenson.
Almost 100 pupils from the upper school put on two performances before their fellow pupils and then parents and other relatives in a packed school hall. Brilliant costumes transformed the youngsters into pirates, castaways and loyal sailors as they delivered barn storming performances in front of the hugely appreciative audience. Funding for the visit from Charades Theatre Company, a group of three former school friends who have enjoyed huge success by bringing award-winning musical theatre into schools across Scotland, came from Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative.