Bethany School Performing Arts pupils bring Bugsy Malone to life

Posted In Creative, Drama

On Thursday 31st January Bethany School performed Bugsy Malone, the unusual spoof of an old gangster movie for our Whole School Production for the first time. Despite the threatening snow, the Assembly Hall was full of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and staff to enjoy the 1929 New York gangster warfare.

The cast and crew have worked very hard during rehearsals since September and for many, this included intense dance, singing and acting training to prepare them for their roles.

Bugsy Malone (played by Drama Scholar Jake Taylor) and the rest of the cast performed the comical scenes brilliantly and had the audience laughing all the way through.

Director of Performing Arts, Alex Bolton, said: “I am immensely proud of all the cast and crew for their efforts ensuring that the opening night performance was up to the highest standard. The cast has committed themselves tirelessly in the learning of lines, remembering dance routines and training their voices to mimic the New York accent. The whole school community has collaborated for these performances, with Young Enterprise teams bidding for merchandise opportunities, FOBS providing drinks during the interval and parents helping to provide items for costumes.”

Bugsy Malone continues on Friday and Saturday in the Assembly Hall at 7pm with tickets costing £10 each.