The Peace Child

The Peace Child

Two opposing African tribes, separated by a river, come under threat when a TV crew arrives in the African grasslands. In the recent production at Warminster Prep School, their annoying leader Brad Cast was played convincingly with a near-perfect American accent by Archie Fogg.

The opening lines from the scary Hyenas, played by Joe Martin, Sam Howard and James Bailey, were followed by magnificent singing in up to three parts. The unaccompanied harmonies of Hiya Utombya were executed brilliantly and paired with some very effective African drumming, ably led by Toby Hirons and William Robinson.

The Sotongi tribal chief Emeka, played by Harrison Kilminster, led a fabulous dance, choreographed by the chief himself. The haunting sounds of My Life, My love brought many a tear to the eyes of the audience and was sung beautifully by Charlotte Robinson as the Wanakeekee chief's wife, Mirembe.

This production of The Peace Child was bursting with the colour provided by original costumes made by Mrs Arter from authentic waxed African fabric. The pupils at Warminster Prep have again excelled themselves under the leadership of Mrs Robinson and Mrs Sheppard. Here's to their next production in the Autumn Term.