THEIR time at primary school may be coming to an end – but these Blackpool children are going out singing and dancing.
Last night the fourth annual Au Revoir Review kicked off on the stage at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
The dazzling variety show saw dozens of Year six children from across the resort showcase skills in music, dance and comedy they have picked up during their years at primary school.
Proud parents and grandparents packed into the Church Street venue to watch the curtain go up on the magical three day run.
And it is an especially proud day for Graeme Dow, show organiser and headteacher at Anchorsholme Primary School.
He said: “We are thrilled to be in the fourth year of Au Revoir Review.
“The real magic of it is that it includes all children in Year 6 – not just those who are dancers, singers or performers.
“It gives every child in Blackpool the opportunity to appear on the Grand Theatre’s stage at least once during their time at school.
“This year again we guarantee some lovely nights of entertainment with lots of smiles, laughs, sighs and, of course, the odd tear.
“Au Revoir is wonderful because it lets the children bid a fond farewell to the schools that have given them their foundations for life.
“Come and join us as we celebrate, say good bye and wish all the very best to Blackpool’s wonderful Year 6 children at the Au Revoir review.”
Children from dozens of Blackpool schools are set to perform during the course of the week.
Many pay homage to popular musicals or pop songs and there are also dance routines, musical performances and excerpts from school productions.
The show will run from 7pm nightly with different school appearing in each performance. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for a child or senior ticket.
Call the Grand Theatre Box Office on (01253) 290190.