Sele School pupils present Our Day Out at Hertford Theatre
Pupils from The Sele School will be enjoying "a day out" on the Hertford Theatre stage this week.
After the incredible success of their school production of Willy Russell’s Our Day Out in February this year, pupils from the school in Welwyn Road, Hertford, will perform one last show to the public at Hertford Theatre on Wednesday, July 12.
The performance, which starts at 8pm, will be a fundraiser for two charities – BKPA (British Kidney Patient Association) and Steph’s Wishes, a charity which aims to give ‘memory days’ to young cancer sufferers.
Our Day Out is an account of a school trip, set in the 1970s, for students from a remedial class.
It is chaotic and lively, but tinged with the suggestion that those disadvantaged children had little else to look forward to.
Mrs Kay’s ‘Progress Class’ are unleashed for a day’s coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales, stopping off at the café, the zoo, the beach and the funfair.
The children take advantage of the numerous opportunities to bicker, fool around, steal and get lost.
Willy Russell presents an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, 14 and free from school.
This tender comedy also points at the depressing 1970s and empty future of the comprehensive school children for whom a day out was as much as they could expect.
This amateur production of Our Day Out (play version) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Adult tickets are £10, concessions £8, and children under 16 years old £6.
Tickets are on sale from the Hertford Theatre box office on 01992 531500.
Alternatively, you can book online at www.hertfordtheatre.com