19th June 2019 — The girls faced stiff competition from several school teams who were invited to act out a children’s book with no props, only limited movement on the stage and good use of their voices. Simon Pegg complemented them for working well as a team, with good expression, performing creatively and really bringing the story alive for the audience.
Isla, Maisie, Sophia, Alice and Grace chose ‘Bumble Bear’ as their story and devised the performance as a group in the week leading up to the Festival. All recently took LAMDA exams and this helped their teamwork and imagination.
The girls were excited to meet the superstar actor, writer and comedian and famous authors including David Baddiel, Robin Stevens, Jonathan Stroud and James Mayhew who all took part in workshops and readings at the inaugural Book Festival.