May 4, 2023

The Year 7 Redfoot Youth Theatre students took to the stage in Term 1 to perform a magnificent production of Storm Boy. This beloved Australian story by Colin Thiele is a tale of friendship, fear and discovery that has touched hearts for generations. The performance was an exceptional one, showcasing the talent and hard work of the young actors involved.

The cast of Year 7 students worked together to bring the beloved characters of the story to life, including Hideaway Tom, Fingerbone Bill and Mr Percival. The production was originally intended to be performed on the banks of the Hale School Lake, with the audience enjoying a picnic and a show against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset sky. However, just an hour before the matinee performance, rain set in and the cast had to quickly move the show indoors to the Music and Drama Centre auditorium.

Despite the sudden change of venue, the show must go on! The boys demonstrated resilience and professionalism in carrying their performances forward, their ability to adapt to the situation was a testament to their dedication and passion for the show. A last minute change of venue certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the audience either, with rapturous applause and many stellar reviews closing out the performance.

“How amazing to watch, the boys should be so proud. Great work to all involved!”

“What a wonderful production! The boys were amazing!”

The Year 7 Redfoot Youth Theatre students did an exceptional job of bringing the Storm Boy story to life. We look forward to seeing more from these talented young actors in the years to come.

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