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Class 4a Norse play ‘Idunn and The Golden Apples’

Class 4a shared their wonderful Norse play ‘Idunn and The Golden Apples’, with us last week.

Idunn is the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth. When, through the cunning of Loki, the trickster god, she and her apples were seized by the giant Thiassi and taken to the realm of the giants, the gods quickly began to grow old. They then forced Loki to rescue Idun, which he did by taking the form of a Hawk, changing Idunn into a nut, and flying off with her in his claws.

Class 4a sang beautifully and spoke their chorus with vigour, movement and music were an important part of the story telling. Pupils played the cello and piano to accompany the action and add drama. The golden apples were plucked from the tree before the trickster Loki deceived Idunn and she was snatched by Thiassi. The aging gods made the audience chuckle with their humorous comments, in the end all was forgiven when Loki redeemed himself and rescued Idunn.