Molly on stage with Jack and the Beanstalk

Molly on stage with Jack and the Beanstalk

As aspiring Year 7 student from the Wey Valley School has successfully been selected to perform as a dancer at Weymouth Pavilion this December as part of the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ pantomime production. 

Molly Dennis, who started at the Wey Valley School this September and is a former pupil from Radipole Primary School took part in auditions with 36 other students and was one of two students selected to dance as part of the Pantomime.

An excited Molly who also studies performing arts and dance at Wey Valley is looking forward to the next few weeks. Molly added, ‘we have got practice sessions coming up and we will meet the cast in the next two weeks.  I have performed at the Pavilion several times before and have been fortunate to perform in the West End too’. 

Molly’s studies inside and outside of school have gone a long way to inspire her with these performing art opportunities.  Molly said, ‘I attend after school and lunchtime dance and drama clubs and also attend Stagecoach Theatre Arts, which is based at the Wey Valley School – it is great fun and really rewarding.’

The Principal at Weymouth Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Rebecca Howden congratulated Molly on achieving this role at the Weymouth Pavilion, ‘Molly has been a member of Stagecoach Performing Arts Weymouth since September 2013 and has proved to be an extremely hard working and dedicated student. Molly loves performing and has been involved in some really exciting projects during her time with us, including being part of the choir for the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and performing at Her Majesty's Theatre in London! We are sure that Molly will do a fantastic job rehearsing and performing in Jack and the Beanstalk and we would like to wish her the best of luck’.

Julie Ashmore, Head of Performing Arts at Wey Valley and also Molly’s tutor added, ‘Molly’s commitment and dedication has been outstanding and this role in Jack and the Beanstalk is a great reward.  Performing arts, which includes Music, Drama and Dance is a fantastic and enriching subject that brings out the very best in our young people. Molly is one of a number of students here who continue to amaze me with their confidence and hard work in performing arts and I am sure Molly will inspire her peers on the back of this great achievement’.

The pantomime production of Jack and the Beanstalk starts on the 10th December at the Weymouth Pavilion.