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Wonderland coming to St Winifred’s

The cats rock the house on stage for Alice In Wonderland. Alice (Isabelle Davis) dancing her way into the hearts of audience. (GPs)

Sun, November 18, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Following the resounding success of the 2010 production of The Grinch, the students at St Winifred’s School are once again poised to take your breath away.

This year’s production of Alice In Wonderland, written and directed by AnneMarie McConney, promises to be a spectacular extravaganza.

With a cast of 107 students, ranging in age from seven to 16, and a high level of commitment from both the children and their parents, rehearsals took place throughout August and have continued every weekend since school reopened.

Parents have shown their support, building props, sewing costumes, selling tickets and providing support in many areas during performances.

The team grew in October with the addition of about 25 members of the backstage crew, who help to create the magic from behind the scenes.

The camaraderie among the adults and students as they work together is said to be remarkable, and the final product created by this family nothing short of amazing.

Inspired by the Lewis Carroll book, this story follows the journey of Alice, a young dreamer who finds her creative ideas ridiculed by those less imaginative.  

Alice enters her own Wonderland and meets a host of unique characters who involve her in their battle to defeat the formidable Red Queen.  

Alice must believe in herself and trust that anything is possible in order to achieve the impossible.  

With breathtaking sets and costumes, beautifully choreographed dances and comical characters, this spectacular look into Wonderland will delight and amuse the whole family. (PR)

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 11 months ago
Yawn

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 11 months ago
What is the history of this school?

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Posted by CARL HUSBANDS 1 year, 11 months ago
"With a cast of 107 students, ranging in age from seven to 16, and a high level of commitment from both the children and their parents, rehearsals took place throughout August and have continued every weekend since school reopened."
@CHEESE On and D. Stoute:
These kids worked very hard to put this production together. Their parents supported these kids in this endeavor. Ms. McConney and the school are committed to these kids. If wunna ain't got nuttin good to say den it wud be best to shut up! If I was in Barbados for the holidays I would surely be attending this event. Congrats to all of the students, staff and parents involved and may you enjoy the praise and success that you have deservedly earned.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 11 months ago
@ Carl Husbands: Mr. Husbands, can you not read effectively? I merely asked what was the history of this school - a simple, straight forward question. Must I shut up for asking a question? I don't think so. Do you care to lighten my darkness? Hmmm? Now could someone provide some history on this school?

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Posted by nesta marley 1 year, 11 months ago
in agreement with carl..... here's an example of ART IMITATING LIFE,the dreams of the young actors/actresses being ridiculed by..cheese on and d.stoute.

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 11 months ago
@ Carl You can't force me to watch what is boring despite all the flare. Thank God for NIFCA!

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Posted by angie sterling 1 year, 11 months ago
@ Cheese On, in all fairness your comments are uncalled for. Nobody's forcing you to watch anything. There's talent and creativity and FLAIR in this production as well as NIFCA and many Bajans hopefully are well rounded enough to appreciate both.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
@d. stoute, i am surprised that any bajan is not familiar with st. winifreds school, however if you google it you will find a detailed history of the prestigious institution.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
@cheese on, i guess the little boy "wukking" up on his mother is more your idea of entertainment

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 11 months ago
Some of my fellow Bajans make me laugh sometimes. They would take a non-issue and blow it way out of proportion until it becomes an avalanche. Then, others will chime in and "befo de cat lik e paw," people get bent out of shape.

Irrespective of whether or not one may find such productions boring, we could all learn lessons here as it relates to parental involvement in the holistic education of children. In addition, the camaraderie in this team effort is worth emulating. Children taking ownership, exhibiting dedication/commitment, sacrifice, discipline and the like.

Always look for the positives, people. You will find them. Then put them to use in your lives as opportunities present themselves. You'll be better off for it. An our nation will be the recipient of these benefits too.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 11 months ago
@Wayne Husbands: I left Barbados as a kid. Haven't lived there in almost 40 years. Heard about the school, know nothing about it. Thanks for the info.

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Posted by hyacinth benskin saroop 1 year, 11 months ago
Children loveeee acting, look at the smiles on those children faces, I did not attend but I felt sure they and all who help in making it happen thoroughly enjoyed themselves, it's good to encourage the children, don't down they spirits it will get better, do something to help instead of criticizing

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
@D.STOUTE, I GIVE YOU A THUMBS UP ON THE THE PRINCIPLE OF "HUMBLENESS" AND I HEREBY APOLOGISE IF I WRONGED YOU IN ANY WAY, ITS NOT ONE OF THOSE SCHOOLS THAT WAS MUCH PUBLICISED,BECAUSE IT CATERED TO THE ELITE, IF SOME DID NOT PASS THE COMMON ENTRANCE, THEN THEY WILL SEND THEM THERE AND TO URSULINE CONVENT.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 11 months ago
@Wayne Husbands: No harm intended, no offense taken. Judging from all the thumbs down my question received, it seems that folks assume I had an ulterior motive for asking it. All I wanted was history.

With kind regards,

Ms. Stoute

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