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Cupids fires at Thetford school

PUBLISHED: 08:31 21 March 2010 | UPDATED: 22:00 07 July 2010

SEVENTY Thetford students took part in a variety show portraying love through the ages.

SEVENTY Thetford students took part in a variety show portraying love through the ages.

Love Is… was a sell out for the pupils of Charles Burrell High who followed the story of Cupid as he told the story of love through time.

The performance began with an extract from Romeo and Juliet, followed by a ballet on the theme of marriage.

Next, was a comedy as the Commedia dell'Arte scenario were reunited after confusions and misunderstandings, leading into Robin Hood and Maid Marion who sang the duet Everything I do, I do it for You.

The mood then changed as Cupid explained that romance in the 21st century is 'dead' and that being a teenager in love today is 'hell.'

This was followed by a succession of humorous acts dramatizing the confusions mobile phones can cause in relationships and the impact of jealousy.

The first act also documented the difference between boys and girls, saw modern dance and ended with a solo of Love Hurts. In the second act, love was represented in a more modern light, and by this point, Venus had joined Cupid to help him see that love in the present day is not all bad and he should not be disheartened.

Assistant head Rob Carroll said: “The show contained spectacular costumes, from authentic Victorian and Medieval to ultra-modern neon and plastic.

“Lighting and sound were executed with professionalism and the mixture of drama, dance, song and laughter created a brilliant atmosphere and put the audience in high spirits for Valentines Day.”

The production was written and directed by Linda Taylor-Kahr and Helen Thomas-Jones, with help from sixth formers, the technology department and many staff volunteers who helped out backstage.

A total of 50p from each ticket was donated to The British Heart Foundation.

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