APOLLO Bay’s first school play in 10 years will put a twist on the classic character of James Bond.
Apollo Bay P-12 College students are rehearsing for the Bond-themed production, To Catch a Fish, which they will perform in September.
Grade Six pupil Alex Jaskiewicz has the role of James Bond, while Ruby Morrow, Jane Nicholls and Morgan Stewart will be the “Bond girls”.
Morgan said the storyline centred around Bond’s search for Larissa von Lichtenstein, “who’s mutating bunnies and piranhas”.
Alex said he was “a bit nervous” about playing James Bond but looking forward to the big day.
“Rehearsals have been good and it’s been fun as well,” he said.
“We get a laugh and it’s very entertaining actually playing him.”
Director Scott Felstead said the bayside community was getting excited about the production after the 10-year break.
“We’re kind of starting from scratch because it’s not in the school culture, there are no drama classes,” Felstead said.
“They are very happy there’s going to be a performance arts program at the school,” he said.
Felstead said he hoped To Catch a Fish would restart a tradition of annual school plays.
“We’ve got a great team of parent helpers here, virtually all of them have had professional experience in their field,” he said.
“Essentially parents want it for the school – they recognise the kids need something to do other than sport.
“It gives the kids more reason to be in Apollo Bay.”
The play will be at Apollo Bay’s Mechanics Hall on September 14 and 15.