By Zak Rudin | Posted: Monday December 5, 2016
Over the last few weeks of the year, the Logan Park Junior Drama classes have teamed up to create the play A Time Machine for Christmas, written by our fantastic Drama teacher Christine Colbert.
During the last week of term, we have had a show for our families and three shows for primary school kids. The primary story (excuse the pun) of the play is of a wicked witch (the main antagonist) trying to ruin Christmas for everyone. Though the witch begins to succeed, her plan is foiled by a couple of television reporters who go back in time (hence the name of the play) to stop Santa being tricked by the witch. I was primarily the one who created the time machine (the main prop in the play), using cardboard and paint, creating a life sized model in the style of The Tardis from Doctor Who. I played the role of Raggedy Andy, who befriends Raggedy Anne, and together go back to the 70’s when they are more fashionable, and finally get accepted and taken for Christmas.
I must mention the school band which was seamlessly put together by our amazing music teacher Mr Dodd, and who all worked tirelessly to do a fantastic job in accompanying the actors throughout the play, thus giving it life. From dolls, cuddly toys, Barbies, action heroes, Santa and more, to emotionless robots led by a cackling witch and her kicking sidekick, and finally to tap dancers and a unicyclist, with music, singing, and dancing along the way, this Christmas play had it all.
We raised over $500 for the Global Hospital and Village Outreach programme in Northern India, which we have been supporting for many years.