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Tuesday, 19 July 2005
"The Lion King"
Topic: Grandchildren
Some of the cast of the Lion KingOur grandchildren, Stephanie and Elliot, have been very busy for some time rehearsing all the songs for their summer term school play. So, this afternoon, it was off to Aldingbourne County Primary School to watch them performing in the production of "The Lion King". Every child from the Infant School had a part and the staff did a really fantastic job with all the make-up; it must have taken all morning to 'do' all the faces! As usual, all the children with speaking parts were exceptionally good - there are some budding actors there - and not one mistake! Stephanie, who had the main role in the Christmas play, had to be content this time with being one of the pack of 'hyenas' and Elliot, who also had a speaking role in the Christmas play, was one of the 'giraffes'.

Elliot in 'The Lion King'Despite arriving over 25 minutes early, all the seats on the aisle were taken. So, rather than sit somewhere in the middle, I went to the back where I could stand up without blocking the view when I wanted to take some pictures. Well, if you don't stand up, all you can see is a sea of heads even though the stage is slightly raised. It definitely wasn't the best vantage point as the flash on my camera wasn't powerful enough from that distance and all my pictures came out rather dark! Oh, well, there is a tool called Paint Shop Pro - trouble is, I am not a 'pro' when it comes to using it! Still this picture of Elliot hasn't turned out too bad after adjusting the brightness a little. He certainly looks as if he is enjoying himself. Sorry, Stephanie - the one of you is really, really dark!

Posted by Noviomagus at 23:01 BST Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 - 20:59 BST

Name: Joanna

I think you're very polite to stand at the back for your pictures. Maybe that's a British thing, to be courteous and self efacing. In Norfolk, Virginia, USA, it's every Mom for herself at recitals and performances. I've seen parents do everything but actually stand filming in front of the performance so no one else could see. :-)

Thursday, 21 July 2005 - 00:42 BST

Name: Tessa

The worst thing was the little person standing on Mummy's lap in front of me who keep waving his toy 'Lion King' up in the air!

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