Review – Sir Ed You’re a Legend

 Hawea Flat School 12-13 June 2013

Wendy Bamford, Principal of Wanaka Primary School, took time out to see a morning matinee performance of Sir Ed You’re a Legend written by Susan Battye with music by  Trevor Thwaites at Hawea Flat School.

 Wendy Bamford wrote:

I attended the first performance of Hawea Flat’s production on 12 June 2013. It was a matinee performed at 10.30am. It was fabulous.  The script was excellent. The children did so well with learning their words and remembering stage movements.  A band of children with about 20 guitars and ukeleles and a couple of recorders and clarinets played the music.  The songs were good too.

Teacher, Luke Dyer, provided a projected backdrop of photos that appeared at various stages throughout the production e.g. dole queues and photos of the depression, mountains and photos of Ed. The images were very effective. Sylvia Duff did a great job as director – for a small school that only goes to year 6 they did remarkably well. It was great seeing the whole school take part and to be present around the staged area rather than tucked away back stage.

It is clear that the community is buzzing about Sir Ed You’re a Legend and that they are very proud of their school and their kids. The show was a success!




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