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Youngsters add a spoonful of magic to ‘practically perfect’ Poppins production

PUBLISHED: 10:36 10 March 2020 | UPDATED: 10:55 13 March 2020

A fox hunting scene from Cromer Junior School's production of the classic musical Mary Poppins.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A fox hunting scene from Cromer Junior School's production of the classic musical Mary Poppins. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Year four youngsters at Cromer Junior School staged a “practically perfect” performance of the much-loved musical Mary Poppins, adding their own comedy twist to the classic tale of the quintessential English nanny.

From left: Jack and Ericas as Mr Dawes senior and Mr Dawes junior, with Immie, Amelia and Linna s bankers and clients.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLFrom left: Jack and Ericas as Mr Dawes senior and Mr Dawes junior, with Immie, Amelia and Linna s bankers and clients. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Nearly 70 eight and nine-year-olds took part in the production, 
which was performed for parents, friends and fellow pupils, with a retiring collection taken for mental health charity Young Minds.

Tara Fletcher-Rollison, who co-produced the show with fellow Year 4 teacher Lauren McManus, said taking part in the annual production helped build children's confidence and gave some of the quieter pupils a chance to shine.

A fox hunting scene in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Mary Poppins.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA fox hunting scene in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Mary Poppins. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Thanking parents, who provided costumes, and support staff, who helped backstage and created scenery and props, she added: 'The performances were fantastic and we believe the enthusiasm and laughter of the children serves as an inspiration for the whole school.'

Nannies and market sellers pose for a photo in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Mary Poppins.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLNannies and market sellers pose for a photo in Cromer Junior School's production of the musical Mary Poppins. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Mary Poppins (Isobel, 8) is interviewed by TV crew members Sophie, 8, and Sienna, 9.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLMary Poppins (Isobel, 8) is interviewed by TV crew members Sophie, 8, and Sienna, 9. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

From left: Sweeps Freddie, Dylan, Tyler, Tom and Nikola, with Harry, who played Bert.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLFrom left: Sweeps Freddie, Dylan, Tyler, Tom and Nikola, with Harry, who played Bert. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Waiters (from left): John, 9, Alfie, 9, and Diorand, 8.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWaiters (from left): John, 9, Alfie, 9, and Diorand, 8. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Comedy trio Archie, 9, Jack, 9, and Metiya, 8.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLComedy trio Archie, 9, Jack, 9, and Metiya, 8. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The Mary Poppins choir.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe Mary Poppins choir. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Jane and Michael (Amaiya and Tom) look on in amazement as Mary Poppins (Isobel) clicks her fingers and brings the toys (Gabriel and Gabi) to life.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLJane and Michael (Amaiya and Tom) look on in amazement as Mary Poppins (Isobel) clicks her fingers and brings the toys (Gabriel and Gabi) to life. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cast members on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of Mary Poppins.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCast members on stage in Cromer Junior School's production of Mary Poppins. Photo: KAREN BETHELL


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