Children are preparing for the inter schools performance of Noye’s Fludde written by Benjamin Britten whose birth is celebrated this year.
Some 100 students of all ages from the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust and St Mary’s Church will be putting on the work at St Mary’s on October 23 and 24.
The trust which comprises Barrow Primary, Horringer and Westley Middle and County Upper schools are preparing for the work and here Jacob Manton, Callum Brown, Daisy Barker, Jessie White, Arabella Coward and Megan Aldridge are pictured wearing their masks made by County Upper School students.
The orchestra for the work is from County Upper, Noye, his wife and the voice of God are played by adults with Year 13 dancers playing the Raven and the Dove.
The production has been co-ordinated by Emma Stevens and Tracey Davids from County Upper and Peter Tryon and Robin Goodchild from St Mary’s.
Noye’s Fludde was written by Britten in 1957 and is based on an early 15th century mystery play. The first performance was in Orford Church in 1958 during the Aldeburgh Festival.
Tickets are available for the performances which begin at 7pm from participating schools, St Mary’s Church or email evc@stmarystpeter