Former Tapton pupil to feature in Crucible production

Cast from Babe the Sheep-Pig

Cast from Babe the Sheep-Pig

A former Tapton school pupil is appearing in a production at the Crucible theatre in July.

Jess Millward will appear in Babe the Sheep-Pig, a play based on the popular film and book, Babe by Dick King-Smith, on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 of July.

It is the opening production of the Sheffield Children’s Festival 2012 and is also this years BTEC Extended Diploma in Acting at Norton College and so the students will be performing various roles, including Ma the sheep, Farmer Hogget and, of course, Babe.

The play tells the tale of a courageous piglet’s remarkable adventure. After Babe is won by Farmer Hogget, they form an unbreakable bond, and with the help of the old sheep-dog, Fly, she soon learns the herding instinct. When the day of the Grand Challenge Sheep-Dog Trials arrives, the whole farm holds its breath to see whether Babe will triumph, against all odds, to become the hero of the farm.

Jess, a former pupil of Tapton School, will be playing the role of Ma the sheep on Monday 2 and involved in the ensemble on Tuesday 3. She is also involved in the costume side of the production. Jess first started acting in the well known Stephen Hill pantomime.

Tickets are available at the Sheffield Theatre’s Box Office (0114 249 6000) or on their website and are priced at £6 for adults and £4 for students/concessions.

News story written by Ashleigh Fletcher

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