Woodbridge pupils relive fantastic Fringe performance on local stage

A scene from the show, which was also performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WO

A scene from the show, which was also performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Drama pupils at Woodbridge School brought the magic of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to their home stage, with their enchanting performance of The Egg-Born Princess.

The show has been "highly commended" by reviewers. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

The show has been "highly commended" by reviewers. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

The traditional folk story was performed to audiences at the Seckford Theatre by students in Years 12 and 13 after a successful and highly-praised series of performances in the Scottish capital at the world’s largest arts festival last month.

The Egg-Born Princess is a tale of surprise and adventure, with live music, song and dance. The story follows a sad queen who wishes for children – her wish is granted by a magical fairy, who presents the queen with a baby boy and a mysterious egg-born princess.

Woodbridge School pupils, through the Seckford Theatre Company, received a “highly recommended” review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for their “mesmerising” and imaginative storytelling.

It was the third year Woodbridge pupils have performed at the Fringe, following a successful stage adaption of the Grimm Brothers’ classic Father Time tale in 2013 and 2015.

Woodbridge School pupils performing The Egg-Born Princess at the Seckford Theatre. Picture: MIKE KWA

Woodbridge School pupils performing The Egg-Born Princess at the Seckford Theatre. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Neil Tetley, hHeadteacher at Woodbridge School, said: “We are incredibly proud to have such talented young performers at Woodbridge School, who have amazed audiences at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also here in Woodbridge.

“The Egg-Born Princess was told with captivating joy and passion, with pupils showing a real confidence and creativity on stage. Very well done to all involved.”

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Drama is very popular at Woodbridge School for pupils of all ages, as a curriculum subject from Reception through to Year 9, an academic option at GCSE and A Level, and as an extra-curricular activity.

Pupils enjoy performing on stage as well as working behind the scenes with professional guidance on set-design, lighting and backstage support.

Two performances were held at Seckford Theatre. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

Two performances were held at Seckford Theatre. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

A scene from the Egg-born Princess performed by Years 12 and 13 drama students at Woodbridge School.

A scene from the Egg-born Princess performed by Years 12 and 13 drama students at Woodbridge School. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

The play was full of emotion and won high praise from reviewers. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE S

The play was full of emotion and won high praise from reviewers. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

A telling moment from the Egg-born Princess. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

A telling moment from the Egg-born Princess. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

A dramatic moment from the show. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

A dramatic moment from the show. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Youngsters were said to have used imaginative storytelling. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL

Youngsters were said to have used imaginative storytelling. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK/WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

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