The Hyndburn Academy brought the magical world of Roald Dahl to life when it staged its production of ‘Charlie’s Golden Ticket.’
Based on the famous children’s book, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ the show told the tale of young Charlie Bucket, who wins a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, and his ensuing adventures.
Work on the song and dance spectacular – the academy’s second following last year’s ‘Matilda’ – began in September, involving students from all year groups and featuring a variety of well-known pop songs, including Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop me Now.’ The academy also produced all of the props, with even the parents getting in on the act, helping to build the great glass elevator.
Earlier this month saw the culmination of everyone’s efforts, with two sold-out performances, plus two special matinee shows for local primary schools.
Commenting on the production, The Hyndburn Academy’s Principal Nicola Palmer said:
“Productions such as this form part of the academy’s commitment to deliver an Education with Character – an education which introduces our students to new experiences and helps to broaden their horizons. With this year’s show being another roaring success, we’re now looking to make this an annual event.”