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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School


29th April (update)

Week one complete

Thank you to all children who have taken part in rehearsals this week. It's been busy!! We have managed to complete Scene 2 and 3, about a third of the Mario Land sequence and set out the movement for the Angry Birds and Green Pigs battle in Scene 2. Well done!!

To help the Green pigs and Angry Birds to remember the sequence from this afternoon, here it is.

Angry Birds fly in with Red and the other birds when the game is played. Fill the stage and find gaps. React to everything that is being said. After a while, the Green Pigs enter with Leonard, their leader, holding the birds' eggs. Pigs march Stage Left, birds flutter Stage Right (nearest the Music Room). React to everything being said. Pigs grunt, birds tweet. You do not like each other!

When the music starts, take your time to get into position. Group 1 take your boxes and create this position:

Birds get ready to aim and fire from the catapult. Always dancing and moving to the music. Birds cheer if the boxes are hit! Group 2 then get ready and make this position:

 There is then a middle section when the birds have had enough and demand to have their eggs back. Find your partner (bird and pig) and try and grab your egg. You are unsuccessful. Be silly and pull faces at each other if you like. After only a short time, get ready to fire the catapult again. Group 3 position:

 And finally Group 4 position:

But remember to take your time, have fun, try not to be too loud, or the audience will not hear the music. The boxes will be Stage Left and offstage at the beginning of the show. At the end of the scene, birds and pigs exit either side. The backstage crew will pick up the boxes after you have left.

Next week, Scene 1 and 4. It would be good to meet the Marioland Movers again at lunchtime - probably Tuesday. I'll send a message round. Monkeys get ready...

Update 7th APRIL

All children with speaking parts have been given a paper copy of the rehearsal schedule and a script. Today was the last chance to sign up to be in the school production. If the children have written their name down, they are in the show. I will send out further details on schools buddy for those children who have expressed an interest to be in the show. A full cast list will appear here by tomorrow!

Plan Ahead - Show Week

Monday 4th July  - Friday 8th July 

Here are some checking out their lines at lunch today - exciting!

UPDATE 31st March

Children are in the process of deciding what they would like to be in the School production.

They must write their name down on one of 6 lists if they would like to be in the show.

Scroll down to read the descriptions of the characters from the 6 groups to choose from. 

If your child decides to be an ANGRY BIRD or a GREEN PIG, they will rehearse on:

Friday 29th April 3:15 - 4:15

Monday 6th June 3:15 - 4:15

Monday 13th June 3:15 - 4:30

Friday 24th June 3:15 - 4:30

If your child decides to be a DOTTY DANCER/FORTNITE, they will rehearse on:

Friday 13th May 3:15 - 4:15

Friday 10th June 3:15 - 4:30

Friday 24th June 3:00 - 4:30

If your child decides to be in CROSSY ROAD/PLANTS V ZOMBIES, they will rehearse on:

Friday 27th May 3:15 - 4:15

Thursday 9th June 3:15 - 4:30

Thursday 16th June 3:15 - 4:30

Friday 24th June 3:00 - 4:30

If your child decides to be a MONKEY, they will rehearse on:

Friday 6th May 3:15 - 4:15

Tuesday 7th June 3:15 - 4:30

Friday 24th June 3:00 - 4:30

If your child decides to be a MARIO LAND MOVER/POKEMON, they will rehearse on:

Friday 20th May 3:15 - 4:15

Tuesday 14th June 3:15 - 4:30

Friday 17th June 3:15 - 4:30

Friday 24th June 3:00 - 4:30

All dates are on the rehearsal schedule below

Please note:

* if your child has been selected to play PacMan, Inky, Pinky, Blinky or Clyde, they are also FORTNITE characters in Act 2

* if your child has been selected to play Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle or the Hungry Shark, they are also MARIO LAND MOVERS in Act 1

* if your child has been selected to play Drift or Sunstrider, they will also be DOTTY DANCERS in Act1

* if your child has been selected to play Hero Steve, Boris the Zombie, Brian the Zombie, the Hungry Plant or the Minecraft Sheep, they are also CROSSY ROAD characters in ACT 1



Auditions for SPEAKING PARTS are now complete. The children were absolutely incredible.

WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

All children had the opportunity to audition and if they missed auditioning with their class, were invited to come along at lunchtime. Here is a snapshot.



The children have been told whether they have been offered a speaking part. Apart from the 4 leads, all children can sign up to additional clubs, but they might be expected to give up one or two sessions and come along to rehearsal instead on the days stated in the Rehearsal Schedule. Click on the image below for the entire rehearsal schedule.


ALL children can be in JUMANJI!!

All other parts are non-speaking, but all children get to shine and have a silly dance or two to learn. Children will get to choose from the following:


Leonard's band of naughty pigs. They have stolen the Angry Bird's eggs. They want to stay in Worthing forever and try to stop the children playing the game.


As it states - these are angry birds! They have a 'dance off' battle with the Green Pigs.


In the first half, the Crossy Road vehicles try to knock down Mr Jolley. In the second half, the Plants and Zombies have a big battle.


IN the first half, the Mario Land movers recreate the scene for the Mario characters as they try to find the Lost Mushroom. In the second half, the Pokemon have a dance and Pikachu evolves.


In the first half, the Dotty Dancers dance and get eaten by PacMan. IN the second half, the dance as Fortnite characters once they have leapt from the Battle Bus.


These monkeys are part of Donkey Kong's troop of monkeys. They are cheeky and mischievous and pick on Chief Wiggum.


Children simply tell me what they would like to be and then come along to rehearse on the dates stated in the Rehearsal Schedule. Children MUST attend rehearsals. It goes without saying that if they do not attend rehearsals, they will not know what to do. 

Hope this all makes sense.

Any problems, please ask.



- taking place from week beginning March 14th during the school day

- you do not to print anything for your audition, I will have copies

- you do not to memorise anything for your audition!

- if you want a speaking part, you must audition and show me what you can do!

- if you would like to audition, I suggest you pick one or two characters to audition for - you do not need to audition for everything.


The Cast List is attached below. There are many speaking parts and many characters! You do not have to audition for a non-speaking part. You just need to tell me what you would like to be, and you're in! You must come to rehearsals though. If you miss rehearsals, you won't know what to do.

If you have a main part, there will be lots or rehearsals. If you have a smaller part, there may be only two or three rehearsals.

Rehearsals are after school but not every night! I will attach a rehearsal schedule once it has been completed, so you know when to rehearse.

Rehearsals start straight after the Easter holiday! 

Show week will be the week beginning 4th July.