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Medieval mayhem in youngsters' Camelot-inspired Christmas production

PUBLISHED: 16:11 29 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:16 29 November 2019

Alfie and Nelson as Marvin the Magic Mirror and Lilia and Amelia at Colin Calvin and Keith Klein in Cromer Junior School's madcap musical What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Alfie and Nelson as Marvin the Magic Mirror and Lilia and Amelia at Colin Calvin and Keith Klein in Cromer Junior School's madcap musical What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Dusty Dragon, Bernie Blackhead and Jolly Jake the Jester were among the comic characters featured in a Camelot-inspired play performed by pupils at Cromer Junior School.

Kaley and Fredie as Dusty the Dragon and Scarlett and Elliot as Lester Lugboat  in Cromer Junior School's madcap musical What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLKaley and Fredie as Dusty the Dragon and Scarlett and Elliot as Lester Lugboat in Cromer Junior School's madcap musical What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Entitled What a Knight!, the madcap musical told the tale of hapless Watt Cobblers, who, after being expelled from knight school, is taken on as an apprentice by Merlin the magician.

But, when Merlin loses Excalibur, King Arthur's daughters are kidnapped and his brave knights are turned into chickens, Watt and his new-found friends set off on the biggest adventure of their lives.

Cromer Junior School's madcap musical What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School's madcap musical What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Starring a dual cast of nearly 70 nine and 10-year-olds, the show, which was performed to parents and pupils, was directed by Year 5 teachers Victoria Stares and Olivia Charman, with teaching assistants Karen Wright and Sharon Pearce making props and costumes.

Mrs Stares said: "The show has been a real confidence-builder, it's generated a huge amount of enthusiasm and everyone has been really keen to get their part right."

What a Knight! princesses (from left): Freya, Scarlett and Freya.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWhat a Knight! princesses (from left): Freya, Scarlett and Freya. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 'baddies' (from left): Rowan, Alfie, Nathan, Ethan, Daisy an Charlotte.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 'baddies' (from left): Rowan, Alfie, Nathan, Ethan, Daisy an Charlotte. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 cast members in Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 'baddies' (from left): Rowan, Alfie, Nathan, Ethan, Daisy an Charlotte.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 'baddies' (from left): Rowan, Alfie, Nathan, Ethan, Daisy an Charlotte. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The cast of Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe cast of Cromer Junior School's Christmas production, What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Daisy as Kitty Cobblers with Oscar and Millie, who shared the role of her son Watt.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLDaisy as Kitty Cobblers with Oscar and Millie, who shared the role of her son Watt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Maids Amina, Ruby, Ruby and Connie with backstage crew members Rebecca (left) and Harvey.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLMaids Amina, Ruby, Ruby and Connie with backstage crew members Rebecca (left) and Harvey. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 cast members of Cromer Junior School's Christmas production What a Knight!
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYear 5 cast members of Cromer Junior School's Christmas production What a Knight! Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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