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Travelling Troupe’s Performance has no Strings Attached

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe magic of theatre has been delighting students at Wyvern Academy in Weymouth as the story of Pinocchio unfolded at their very own school courtesy of travelling troupe, M&M Theatrical Productions.

 Kelly Taylor, head of primary at Wyvern said: “The children loved how Pinocchio’s nose grew right in front of their eyes, and the way he transformed from a wooden puppet into a real life child.”

 Having a theatre company visit the academy meant many of its pupils who would otherwise be unable to access a theatre still get to experience what it is like to watch a professional production.

 Kelly said: “The show was very musical and the pupils loved that. There were also opportunities for the children to get up and be involved which they adored – lots of smiley faces all round!

 M&M Theatrical Productions write all their scripts in-house to ensure their audience always receives a play appropriate for their needs. The Pinocchio script explores themes about friendship, trust and the importance of telling the truth in an entertaining way.

 Kelly said: “This is the second year M&M has visited Wyvern and the costs of both visits have been covered by the charity Happy Days – support which is very much appreciated by the school.”

 Wyvern Academy is a specialist school for cognition and learning, providing highly individualised education for up to 86 pupils aged 2 – 19 years with complex learning difficulties, including autistic spectrum disorders.

www.wyvern.dorset.sch.uk