If I only had a brain ... Sophie Scarecrow

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For the past three years, the School Show has played a massive role in my life.

From playing Dodger in ‘Oliver Twist’ in fourth year, to Corny Collins last year in Hairspray, I have been lucky enough to be selected this year to play one of my favourite characters of all time.

When I first found out we were going to be doing ‘The Wizard of Oz’ I can’t explain how excited I was. When my drama teacher announced it, I jumped about like a mad-man for a good five minutes straight. This play is one of my all time favourites and I’ve cherished every moment I’ve gotten to spend watching it - and this isn’t an exaggeration.

Mummy Wallace has a ridiculous phobia about the Wicked Witch of the West and refused to even have the film on the telly when she was in the house in fear of getting nightmares when she went to bed.

Imagine the horror on her face when I told her I wanted to go and see ‘Wicked’...

Auditions seemed to go on forever this year, probably because I wanted this favourite part of mine so badly. However, when the cast list went up two weeks later, my heart skipped a little beat when I saw my name next to the character I so desperately wanted to play.

The Scarecrow.

For some reason, I’ve always been cast in a male role in the shows.

In all honestly, I do actually play them better than I do female ones.

Scarecrow is my ideal character, he’s the funny sidekick who has that lovable little charm about him.

He’s the perfect character for me, and I cannot wait to play him.

The fact that I’ve been given this opportunity at the end of my time at Braes will make it all the more difficult to leave.

Potentially, this could be my last ever performance on stage, ever.

But, let’s be realistic, this is me - I’m too much of a drama queen to not be on stage.

So onwards and upwards to this year’s school show.

I’m off to see the Wizard, are you coming with me or not?

Let’s take a straw poll.

Hay - why not?

Yes these jokes are corny.