Delightful drama with the doodah bird

10:05 26 December 2012

Ella Fisher as

Ella Fisher as 'Horse' and Josh Reynolds as 'Abel' in the Braunton Academy Drama Club pantomime.

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Braunton Academy’s Drama Club presents its annual panto.

Isaac Harper and Ben Loftus as 'Woncer' and 'Ponatime' in the Braunton Academy Drama Club pantomime.Isaac Harper and Ben Loftus as 'Woncer' and 'Ponatime' in the Braunton Academy Drama Club pantomime.

BRAUNTON Academy’s Drama Club has delighted audiences with a three night run of a new work, Abel and the Doodah Bird, played out in the best panto tradition.

Written by Devon playwright Jefrey G Pirie, the story follows the adventures of Abel (Joshua Reynolds) on his way to overthrowing the wicked King (Dillon Harrison) by capturing the ‘Doodah Bird’ (Mollie Osment) and finally winning the heart of Princess Alisya (Danai May).

The gloomy world of ‘The Kingdom of Sighs’ where the story begins was captured by an inventive black and white set designed by Heather Everitt and the Academy’s Art Club.

It is a world ruled over by a cruel king who has outlawed laughter and joy. Thankfully forces are at work to combat this, with the feisty Zenni (Jessica Brooks) and the fast talking Lucky (Matthew Coyle) leading the resistance.

The show’s music and songs included atmospheric instrumentals, tender duets and great chorus numbers to enjoy, plus great costumes designed by teacher Mrs Powell.

The show saw students from every year group involved, whether on stage, in the orchestra or working back stage.

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