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Opera House Role for Coco

Monday, 05 December 2016

Year 5 pupil Coco Jones has appeared on the stage at Manchester Opera House in an adaption of George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

Coco joined The Birmingham Stage Company’s cast for their Manchester run of this fast-paced and hilarious production. She played a small chicken who chases George around the stage, and also a shrunken version of George’s grandmother. She said that she had to do lots of running around during the show, so needed plenty of energy.

Talking about her experience, she said, “It was really good fun. As George’s grandmother, I had to run across the stage screaming and get chased by George and his mother. It wasn’t that hard, as I’m the most scatter-brained of all my friends! The chicken costume was really heavy and you couldn’t move your arms at all, so it was difficult to run in. You could only see through the beak, so George had to lead me around the stage and make sure I didn’t trip over anything or fall off the stage.”

Coco has previously appeared in the English Touring Theatre’s production of The Herbal Bed at The Lowry Theatre, playing Shakespeare’s granddaughter.

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Coco with a poster from the show

Coco with a poster from the show

Working with the cast was a great experience for Coco

Working with the cast was a great experience for Coco