In previous years the Kermesse has taken the following form for us:
- Arrive at the allotted time of 12 noon
- Realise no-one else is there yet and hang around
- Head home when you remember you have forgotten that you need to bring plates and cutlery etc to eat your meal
- Eat a meat heavy BBQ
- Hang around waiting for something to happen (there *may* be a rather bad magician to entertain you in this interlude)
- Watch a "spectacle" put on by all the children - usually dancing or singing
- Buy tickets so boys can play games (catch the duck, knock over the tins, football goal game etc)
- Watch boys win tickets of different colours
- Watch boys swap tickets of different colours for generally rather naff prizes.
- Head home wondering what that was really all about and where was the cake stall?
|Ben le Docteur|
I have to say as non-native French speakers who were rather near the back of the audience we did find the theatre a bit difficult to understand. However that was in no way due to the enthusiasm of the children who really did put a lot of effort into it. Ben and his best friend Baptiste were joint narrators and did a sterling job with Ben, especially, throwing his voice so even we could hear him! Ben was also the doctor in a sketch about a boy who kept falling over when in fact he was not ill but has put both legs down one leg of his trousers! It was Ben's first time on stage and he loved it! No wonder he has said that when he gets to collège next year he wants to join the theatre group and being an actor is on the list of things he wants to be when he grows up.
Linking up Ben's stage debut with Magic Moments over at Jaime Oliver's Madhouse. Have you got a magic Moment to tell from the last week? If so why not link up or tell us about it here.