FAIRYTALE characters were magically brought to life by members of a popular Flintshire theatre group on Friday.

Youngsters from the Big Stars Theatre School performed a unique show to an audience made up of family and friends at the Hawkesbury Community Centre in Buckley.

Twenty-four children between the ages of 5 and 18 were involved in the performance of ‘Forever After, A Hope of Sand’ – a fictional adaptation by the script writers Sebastian Harris and Iwan Wilson.

Featuring favourite fairytale characters such as Hansel, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and Little Red Riding Hood, the humorous play centres around a Snow White who tries to find herself a happy ending.

However, in her quest to find that happiness, she stumbles upon a place where all of the other characters are found – a discovery which sets up a number of songs and dances.

Speaking to the Leader about the performance, Jessie Bouch, owner of the Big Stars Theatre School, said: “All of the children involved were absolutely amazing throughout the week.

“To learn lines, song lyrics and dance routines in just five days is outstanding. We’ve also had a really positive response from many of the parents and family members who saw the performance too.”

The performance comes after the theatre group also held a successful three-day 'Dance Disney' camp in July. 

Big Stars Theatre School is now accepting new members to join when their sessions start up again on September 4, 2019, when the group begin preparing for their next performance.

Also commenting after the children’s rendition of their story ‘Forever After, A Hope of Sand’, the scriptwriters Iwan Wilson and Sebastian Harris, added:

“Theatre is not only a place to bring a story to life, but a place for experimentation to let weird ideas run wild. Jessie was willing to give our weird idea a chance to see the stage.

“She and Big Stars took to it, and with Jessie’s skilled direction the show was a resounding success. Both of us were a part of the group when we were younger and we look eagerly forward to the next one.”