Covid was responsible for disrupting everything from toilet paper supply to children’s education.
Maniototo Area School’s primary class’s production was one of the many events that had been deferred for five years, largely because of it.
MAS Deputy principal Lucia Dowling said it seemed fitting this year’s show was based on the Covid years.
The Wow! What a year! script was based around England’s Covid experiences, which were very similar to New Zealand’s.
The show has a core group of actors who play teachers and students and lead the audience through the experience, explaining the impact Covid had on daily life.
Key NZ figures such as Sir Ashley Bloomfield and Siouxsie Wiles had been added to the script for a real Kiwi feel, Ms Dowling said.
‘‘We have 108 students in our primary school and every one of them gets their moment on stage. Each class had a scene to focus on, lots of hard work over the past two weeks has meant a topquality show will be performed.’’
The school was fortunate to have Ewan Mason’s expertise for sound and lighting, which added extra polish, she said.
There would be two performances at the Ranfurly Town Hall today — one at 12.30pm for the general public and another at 6.30pm for families.