The Rainbow Theatre

The Rainbow Theatre

Yesterday, I felt nervous and excited.  Should I tell you why?  We walked quickly but quietly to the hall.  The Rainbow Theatre was there...

First of all we had to pretend to travel back in time to The Great Fire of London and the plague.  I sang ‘Ring o’ ring o’ roses’ and I had to say ‘cheers’.  Then I ran into the middle of the hall and I said ‘Fire, Fire in Pudding Lane’ and then I ran back to my mat with the other people.  Our teachers pretended to be the great fire of London and burnt lots of poor streets and old wooden houses.  The Rainbow Theatre brought in a really really cool smoke machine so it looked really cool when the children were escaping from the bakery.  Every time something happened music suddenly went on.

What an amazing time we had!

Tabitha

 

The Rainbow Theatre

You’ll never believe what happened yesterday.  A very different theatre company visited us and its name was The Rainbow Theatre.  When I walked in it looked a bit boring.  They asked us to imagine we were in the great fire and to pack our most precious belongings.  Then we put them into pretend bags.  In my bag I put a noisy chicken, a pig-bladder football, a giant water bottle, a yummy pizza, delicious sausages and some chocolate for a treat.  After that they got us into acting groups.

Soon the dog killers dragged me and Lucy into their house and wanted to kill us because we were spreading the plague but it was pretend.  When they did I fainted and that was also pretend.  At the same time Thomas Mason sadly got the plague and he died. 

At the Great Fire of London part the Farrynor family checked the oven, which was a bench.  Then they used an amazing smoke machine for the fire and our teachers were also the flickering fire.  The people in there walked carefully across very long benches (you should get some).  Tiegan was the timid maid and she was too scared to walk across so she died.  Good thing it wasn’t real.  They used bomb sound effects to show how they blew up the Tudor houses and we had to duck, it was very fun.  Soon after Samuel Pepys went on a wooden rowing boat and wrote in his long diary.  By now the very hot fire had destroyed everything.

After that drama, Sir Christopher Wren came and he wanted to rebuild London.  His plans were to give St Paul’s Cathedral a mighty dome and to make wider streets.  When it was finished I was very happy and I thought it was the best day ever even though I was a bit worried that it would be boring to start with.

Lucas C

The Rainbow Theatre

Yesterday after the register, you’ll never guess what we did!  Should I tell you?  So I will tell you.  We all walked quickly and quietly into the hall and packed our bags. 

It all began in 1665 and 1666 (the great plague and the great fire of London).  We all got given a part but I didn’t like my part because I was one of Thomas Mason’s children.  Thomas came home very ill and he died of the plague because our dogs carried lots and lots of fleas.  A quack doctor came but it wasn’t helpful so people came round to collect the dead body. 

The next part started in Thomas Farrinor’s small bakery on Pudding Lane when everybody was told to get out but Teigan didn’t, so sadly she died.  The escape was very exciting because there was a smoke machine and Brooklyn had to walk across a balancing beam because he was pretending that he was on a roof top.  The people with signs held them up and we all screamed because fire was raging towards us.  People tried to get away so soldiers pulled houses down.  Then Sir Christopher Wren came out of a corner and had a plan of what the new London should look like so they rebuilt St Paul’s Cathedral with a magnificent dome.  What an amazing time we had!

Katherine