This is the fifth year that Merlin Top has performed at the 'MYBD Literacy festival'. In 2016 we performed 'Gangsta Granny' and in 2017 we decided to try our acting skills out on Shakespeare by performing 'Macbeth'. Last year we went back to one of our favourite authors; 'David Walliams' by choosing 'Billionaire Boy'. This Year with the theme 'All Things Being Equal', with the help of the children, we decided to perform 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio. The children felt inspired by the film and are enjoying reading the book. There are lots of Literacy links planned for next half term.
Year 6 are overjoyed now that the cast list has been announced and have got straight into learning their lines, remembering staging cues and embracing the acting top tips. This years cast have big shoes to fill following on from last years stars but so far they are rising to the challenge and we are very excited for the performance already. The performance at Kala Sangham in Bradford is in January and we know all the hard work will be worth it when the children step out on to the stage.