Melrose resounded to music and drama as the junior section of St Mary’s School played to packed houses with The Seven Sided Dice .
After many weeks of rehearsing, the youngsters belied their years with a routine of intrigue and humour.
The story unfolded as the four main characters (Michael, Bookworm, Vicky and Liz-Bet) found themselves transported to Game Land after finding, and rolling, a seven sided dice. The children bump into Lady Fortune and her friend Ill Luck and proceed to take part in a number of well known games – with a twist.
On losing games, each of the children is thrown in jail until all four are locked up. With Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders and Space Invaders proving costly to their freedom, the children find themselves in the company of an old man who has some wise words of advice. The children take it and finally gain their freedom after taking part in Cleudo and chess, and Lady Fortune finds herself behind bars.
The production was under the director of music and drama Kirsty McRae with greatly appreciated assistance from parents and staff.
z In addition to the performances at the school and, for the first time in St Mary’s history, the senior production of Guys and Dolls is taking to the road, and will be performed at Peebles in March.
The Seven Sided Dice
Cast: Vicky – Zara Findlay; Bookworm – Cameron Lockie; Liz-Bet – Louisa Letts; Michael – Christopher Bell; Lady Fortune – Rosie Tile; Fat Chance – Stephanie Wright; Ill Luck – Georgie Nisbet; Princess Tika – Flora Vestey; Storm Troopers – Jacob Fawcett and George Godfrey-Faussett; Newspaper Seller – Ellen Crawford; Mrs Fenchurch – Francesca Jones; Mrs Marleybone – Lucinda Crawford; Mrs Kings Cross – Elizabeth Morgan; Mrs Liverpool Street – Issie French; Estate Agent – Susannah Godfrey-Faussett; Secretary – Georgina Pringle; Miss Scarlet – Sophie Mason; Mrs Peacock – Georgia Buchan; Mrs White – Catrin Howell; Colonel Mustard – David Reid; Professor Plum – Patrick Breeze; Reverend Green – Oscar Salveson; Mr Body – Adam Leighton.
Chorus: Lucy Bell, Adam Briggs, Bailey Brown, Charlie Campbell, James Campbell, Annabel Edwardson, Oliver Fairnington, Maili Gardiner, Adam Leighton, Kenny Lyons, Megan Macleod, Fraser Mason, Naomi Morgan, Sasha Niven, Mimi Pitman, Lucy Redmond, Juliette Reid, Sash Richards, Olivia Stratford, Shula Thomson, Charles Tuke, Samuel Wright