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TITLE
Inverness Royal Academy: School Play, Junior School, June 1931
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ROYALACADEMY2_029
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1931
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Royal Academy
ASSET ID
29916
KEYWORDS
schools
concerts
drama
entertainment
plays
Inverness Royal Academy: School Play, Junior School, June 1931

Concerts and dramatic performances were a regular feature of the extra-curricular activities of Inverness Royal Academy in the 1930s. In summer 1931, to raise money for the sports fund, excerpts from Riders to the Sea (J. M. Synge) and Hiawatha (derived from Coleridge-Taylor's work of that name) were performed, along with playlets from younger members of the school and some musical items. In 1932 part of The Land of Heart's Desire (W. B. Yeats) was included in a concert. In September 1937 the "Biennial Dramatic Entertainment" took place in the Empire Theatre, then in Academy Street, with a programme of short plays interspersed with choral items, one of the plays having been written by some former pupils who had only recently left the school.

In June 1931 concert, the infants performed three playlets, The Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, and Simple Simon. A Sunbeams dance was performed by Class 1 Juniors (equivalent of primary 3 today). It is not known which of these plays in represented by this photograph, but the Sunbeams dance seems most likely.

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Inverness Royal Academy: School Play, Junior School, June 1931

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

schools; concerts; drama; entertainment; plays

Inverness Royal Academy

Inverness Royal Academy (photographs)

Concerts and dramatic performances were a regular feature of the extra-curricular activities of Inverness Royal Academy in the 1930s. In summer 1931, to raise money for the sports fund, excerpts from Riders to the Sea (J. M. Synge) and Hiawatha (derived from Coleridge-Taylor's work of that name) were performed, along with playlets from younger members of the school and some musical items. In 1932 part of The Land of Heart's Desire (W. B. Yeats) was included in a concert. In September 1937 the "Biennial Dramatic Entertainment" took place in the Empire Theatre, then in Academy Street, with a programme of short plays interspersed with choral items, one of the plays having been written by some former pupils who had only recently left the school.<br /> <br /> In June 1931 concert, the infants performed three playlets, The Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, and Simple Simon. A Sunbeams dance was performed by Class 1 Juniors (equivalent of primary 3 today). It is not known which of these plays in represented by this photograph, but the Sunbeams dance seems most likely.