Students hit the high notes with a firing perofrmance of Busgy Malone!
The drama of Broadway hit Richard Lander School as the production of Bugsy Malone played to a packed house each night.
Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls and dreamers. The fabulous costumes and set reflected the era, and splurge guns replicated the machine guns used by the notorious mafia hoodlums.
Lead parts were played by Jack Coleman as Bugsy, Emily Kitchener as Blousy and Lydia Hansen as Tallulah who along with the wider cast and orchestra, brought the play alive with confident roles and great vocals for the big musical numbers.
Ms Charleston, Head of Creative Arts, was very proud of her young proteges, commenting:
'I really believe that being involved in the school play is one of the most memorable and positive experiences for any student looking back over their school years.
Our performers and designers have given up a great deal of time to prepare for Bugsy and the dedicated team of staff have, once again, ensured the production has been a resounding success. The number of students involved is a true reflection of their enthusiasm and dedication to the arts.'
This has been a real team effort all round. The Art department designed and painted the stunning Art Deco set. The DT department built the furniture and props including the classic 'splurge guns'. The Music department have rehearsed the Bugsy Band and choirs to perfection and the Drama and Dance departments have put the 180 plus students through their paces during lunch, after school and at weekends.'
Matthew Secombe who played Dandy Dan, commented: 'It was great to see so many people come together through the love of performing; we all really enjoyed it and all the hard work paid off in the end.'