Julie-Rose McCormick entranced an appreciative audience of Junior and Senior Infant children when she visited St. Marnock’s School on Wednesday 21st March to stage a performance of Sinbad the Sailor and Red Riding Hood. She has an impressive CV in puppetry having developed an extensive repertoire which she performs to the delight of national and international audiences. Her versatility, voice production and character depiction created the impression that a troupe of performers were “pulling strings” back stage as she effortlessly changed scenes and developed the story lines. She also took time to show a variety of puppets which she had collected in her travels abroad and some which she designed and sculpted herself.
“I liked Sinbad sailing on the boat. His sail was very pretty”. Charlize (Junior Infants).
“I was worried about the wolf when he cut his paw in Red Riding Hood”. Jack (Junior Infants).
“I liked the puppet Little Red Riding Hood, she was very bold”. Alannah W. (Junior Infants).
“The Monkey was so naughty hanging onto the lady’s back”. Jeremy (Junior Infants).
“When I grow up I would like to be a puppet show presenter like the lady. She has trevelled around the world and it looks like fun. Shannon (Junior Infants).
“The monkey ate my finger at the end of the show. I couldn’t stop laughing”. Gabija (Junior Infants.
“The lady couldn’t see the monkey behind her back. It was very funny.” Ciara (Ms. McGinty’s Junior Infants)
“I liked when the lady showed us all of her puppets. There were lots of them.” Diarmuid (Ms. McGinty’s Junior Infants)
“The bird flew out of nowhere and scared poor Sinbad. He screamed and jumped. I laughed lots.” Jack (Ms. McGinty’s Junior Infants)
“My favourite puppet was the princess. She looked so pretty sailing in the boat.” Ava (Ms. McGinty’s Junior Infants)
The funniest part was when Little Red Riding Hood drank all the milk and she left the rubbish on the road. Diarmuid(Senior Infants).
It was funny because little red riding hood left bottles on the road and cut his finger. Dylan (Senior Infants).
It was really really good when the wolf scared the granny up the tree. Sean (Senior Infants).
There were two stories. I liked the one where the boy sailed the seven seas. Cian (Senior Infants).
It was really good and it was very funny. Aine (Senior Infants).
It was really funny. My favourite part was when they went on the boat. Millie (Senior Infants).
I liked the bird the most. Oisin (Senior Infants).
I liked when little Red Riding Hood fought the wolf. Ava (Senior Infants).
I enjoyed when you had to shout “I love you” to get rid of the witch. Eimear (1st Class).
The best bit was when Sinbad made a fire and a fish popped up. Rachel (1st Class).
I liked when the lady showed the different puppets she made. Kyle (1st Class).
I loved when the monkey jumped on the stage. Sam (1st Class).
I liked when Little Red Riding Hood met the wolf. Chloe (Senior Infants).
My favourite part was when the wolf caught his paw in the can. Jade (Senior Infants).
I liked Little Red Riding Hood the best out of the two of them because it was really good. I was happy with the ending. Eloise (1st Class).