The Greatest Showman takes centre stage at Newington Primary School

The Greatest Showman at Newington

Roll Up, Roll Up…The Greatest Show full of dazzling dances, sizzling songs, glitz and glam took centre stage as the big top came to town at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate.

The school’s theatre space was converted to a circus ring as the Year 6 adaptation of The Greatest Showman became their showpiece finale before they move on to secondary school.

The cast created a high-energy, fast-moving, colourful extravaganza that entertained pupils and families over a series of performances that won huge ovations.

The idea was to make this a ‘show of all shows’ about the world famous circus master PT Barnum – the story is all about a young boy who dreams big and makes it big by creating a fabulous circus that celebrates diversity and difference, with show-stopping songs including ‘The Greatest Show’, ‘This is Me’ and ‘Rewrite the Stars’.”

It was a dynamic culmination for the year group that has been together since their first steps at the school to their final big production farewell.

Teachers Jenna Bowman and Hannah Holden who led the production said: “The Greatest Showman was a fantastic success. All of the children performed their hearts out, and it was a wonderful celebration of their time at Newington.

“They are rightly proud of themselves for all of the hard work they put into such a phenomenal show- and the teachers are immensely grateful to them for their determination and enthusiasm.”

Head Teacher Hannah Tudor agreed. She said: “It was a lovely way for our Year 6 to cap their fantastic journey with us and we wish them every success on their new educational pathway.

“Year 6 can look back at this show with pride and know that their last big hurrah has set the bar very high indeed – but we know the challenge will be met next year and at Newington the show must go on.”