Year 6, under the direction of Mrs Lax and Mrs Welsby, produced a vibrant and very amusing interpretation of the well-loved Ali Baba story which left their parents wanting more. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is one of the Arabian Nights tales in which the pauper, Ali Baba, overhears the secret password to open the bandits’ treasure trove. His well-meaning wife causes Ali’s wealthy brother to discover the secret with rather unfortunate consequences.
On a colourful set, designed by Mr Viccars, lit by lanterns whose colours were ever changing to suit the mood, the boys achieved wonders in the two weeks they had to prepare the show. The narrators were word perfect; the forty (seven actually) thieves -there were rumours of walk-out over pay, were suitably frightening; Ali and family were almost too nice … and then there were the donkeys!!
Well done chaps: let’s give them all three rousing eeyores!