PERFORMING with maturity that was well above their tender years, the junior school at St Mary’s in Melrose took to the stage to present the Dracula Rock Show.
Drama, colour and music were strong features of Malcolm’s Sircom’s storyline which told the tale of Dracula’s zombies and vampires leaving the underworld disguised as participants and onlookers at a rock concert.
The deductive duo of Shirley Holmes and sidekick Dr Watson tracked down the demonic crew who are aided and abetted by Professor Moriarty and his co-villains Mrs Peterson and Quasimodo.
The concert itself was headlined by wrinkly rocker Jagged Mick and his backing group The Blood Sisters. However Holmes and Watson eventually get the better of their adversaries by feeding them a potion that reverses their characters.
The Dracula Rock Show, superbly acted by a cast aged seven to 10 years old, was produced by St Mary’s director of music and drama Kirsty McRae and, after the show, thanks were extended to parents and staff who gave up their free time to help.
Meanwhile, the senior school production of Oklahoma, to be staged in the spring, will have an extra evening performance added, with the proceeds going to charity. Tickets can be reserved at the school box office on 01896 822517.
Cast: Narrators, Georgie Nisbet and Issie French; Dracula, Catrin Howell; Shirley Holmes, Georgina Pringle; Dr Watson, Torran Evans; Professor Moriarty, Ellen Crawford; Mrs Peterson, Sophie Mason;
Lead zombie, Louisa Letts, lead Vampire, Sebastian Fraser; Quasimodo, Wilfie Blunt; Fingers, Cosmo Fraser; Brenda, Zara Findlay; Babs, Louisa Forbes; Stan, Samuel Wright; Jagged Mick, Iwan Howell.
Blood Sisters, Lucy Bell, Annabel Edwardson and Sasha Niven; Police, Cameron Lockie, Lucy Redmond, Niamh Ridley and Harry Stephen; zombie, Rudi Brown; vampire, Mimi Pitman; Teenager, Stephanie Wright.
Vampire chorus – Lachlan Ferguson, Hamish Gardiner, Libby Grant, Murray Mason, Thomas Muir, Grace Scott, Bailey Brown, James Campbell, Naomi Morgan, Georgia Buchan, Juliette Reid and George Godfrey-Faussett
Zombie chorus – Olivia Aird, Helen Ker, Sive Lawrie, Georgia Leighton, Millie McCorquodale, Cecilia Wishart, Cameron Wright, Adam Briggs, Megan Macleod, Jacob Fawcett, Adam Leighton, Sasha Richards and Liam Buchanan.