PUPILS at St Mary’s Senior School in Melrose imagined themselves in the southern United States for their production this year and raised cash for a worthy cause.
Oklahoma was an ambitious project but proved to be a wise choice by director of music and drama Kirsty McRae – the entire cast performed superbly and well beyond their years. After months of rehearsals, the show was staged four times in three days, and the proceeds of Wednesday evening’s ticket sales were donated to the Borders General Hospital Margaret Kerr Appeal.
The tale is of Laurey, a headstrong farm girl, who doesn’t want to fall into the arms of the handsome cowboy Curly.
In her attempts to avoid him, she ends up turning to the dark-hearted farm hand, Jud Fry, who has his own plan in mind.
Needless to say, as with all good stories there is a happy ending.
Curly and Laurey, played by Bryn Howell and Olivia Rooney were outstanding and there were stellar performances in support.
Grateful thanks were extended to all who contributed to the success of the show.
Aunt Eller Susannah Godfrey- Faussett
Curly Bryn Howell
Laurey Olivia Rooney
Jud Fry Kenny Lyons
Ado Annie Jessica Doherty
Will Parker Fergus Godfrey- Faussett
Gertie Cummings Mia Harvey
Peddler Jasper Lindsay
Ike Rory Ewart
Cord Elam Charlie Edwardson
Fred Tristan Jones
Slim Harry Letts
Mike Robert Bailey
Tom Jack Howe
Vivian Emily Letts
Ellen Jacqui Evans
Kate Ava Nelson
Virginia Morven Lawrie.
Fallon Clark, Lorna Crawford, Lucinda Crawford, Isobel Folan, Maili Gardiner, Francesca Jones, Elizabeth Morgan, Zoe Niven, Jocelyn Pringle, Katie Rourke, Shula Thomson, Rosie Tile, Emma Salvesen, Flora Vestey.
Christopher Bell, Fergus Burn, Charlie Campbell, Oliver Fairnington, Finlay Rutherford, Oscar Salvesen.