Fiddler on the roof

Last night I went along the see Fiddler on the roof, performed at North Berwick High School.  It was a wonderful experience.  The singing and acting were incredible, and the musical accompaniment performed by students and music teachers was superb.

I can't really put into words what a great privilege it was to be there.  My son was performing, and I have taught most of the pupils who were on stage.  I also sail with quite a few of the youngsters.  It was like being a proud parent thirty times over.  It was also special for me because it was the first school musical that I have been able to see, having been a performer in the last two shows.

"Happiness doesn't come from having things - it comes from being part of things" as the saying goes, and I felt a huge pride last night at being part of the community that produced such a fine performance.

Lesley Hood devotes a huge amount of time every year to putting on the musical.  I don't know where she finds the energy, but I'm very glad that she does.  She thoroughly deserved the rapturous thanks that she received from performers and audience last night.


  1. Hi Robert,
    Totally agree with your thoughts about school shows, having produced loads. I came to see that that was the most important thing I did in school - I actually believe you could teach the whole curriculum through school shows!


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