It’s ‘lights, camel, action’ for Rhunahaorine

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By Hannah O’Hanlon

Rhunahaorine Primary School and pre-five unit’s Christmas play wasn’t a strict interpretation of the nativity, but rather a modern take on the story of Jesus’ birth.

All children from the school and nursery performed in Lights, Camel, Action, last Wednesday, which told the biblical tale with an added Strictly Come Dancing-esque judging panel twist.

Cast members took to the stage dressed as wise men, angels, camels, and more, and performed a range of song and dance routines as a panel of judges, including ‘baddie’ Caeser, awarded scores.

It must have been difficult for the judges, as each performer shone, but a stand-out act was three inn keepers who performed a dance routine using brushes as props.

Credit should also go to youngest member of the pre-five, three-year-old Charlotte O’Hanlon for playing Mary, and Mark Byers, seven, who stood in as Joseph at the last minute, as well as playing a camel and inn keeper, when the billed actor became unwell.

It was hard to believe the production came from a cast with an average age of round five years old – each and every child and staff member should enjoy a well-deserved festive break.

The cast of Rhunahaorine’s nativity, Lights, Camel, Action. 50_c52rhunahaorine13_cast