Pontefract Students Put On A Show-Stopping Performance

Students from The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, put on a sell-out performance of the Little Shop of Horrors last week for the local community, parents, carers, and other students to enjoy.

The King’s School Performing Arts department have been working on the performance for a few months and students had to take part in auditions to secure their parts.

Dominic Pinto, Headteacher at The King’s School said: “Our staff and students have worked tirelessly with after school and lunchtime rehearsals to make the performance outstanding. It’s been great to see students flourish in their roles and grow their confidence in performing. It’s been a very proud moment for me as Headteacher, I am delighted that The King’s School has such a strong Performing Arts department.”

Councillor Tracey Austin, Mayor of the Wakefield District 2021/2022, enjoyed the show on Wednesday evening and said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Little Shop of Horrors. Everyone was so welcoming. The performance was terrific and so professional and my thanks to everyone involved. The children were superstars, the staging was fabulous and the band was very polished. It is pleasing to see such great talent flourishing in our District.”

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book by Howard Ashman. The story follows an unfortunate florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical was also made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.