School Production - Bugsy Malone

Students from Years 7-12 donned their gangster suits and flapper dresses at the start of July as they geared up for their production of ‘Bugsy Malone’.

Set in 1920’s New York, ‘Bugsy Malone’ follows rival gangsters and their ‘gals’ as they fight for power, fame and love. Featuring the famous songs, ‘Bad Guys’, ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and ‘My Name is Tallulah’, the show was filled with comedy moments, lively dance routines and plenty of splurge gun fights!

After months of hard work, the cast put on another fantastic production, led by Miss Bell as Director and Mrs Wearmouth as Musical Director. Cameron Jennings (Year 9) swapped his Tin Man costume from last year’s production of The Wizard of Oz for a suit and trilby hat to take on the lead role of Bugsy with style and charm, whilst Jessica Maroney (Year 10) and Mia Cooper (Year 12) wowed audiences with their portrayal of Blousey Brown. The comedic relief was delivered brilliantly by Josh Bridgwater (Year 12) as Fat Sam and Joseph Lupton (Year 9) as Dandy Dan, and Sophie Ruddick (Year 10) showcased her incredible acting talent by swapping last year’s role as the sweet and innocent Dorothy for the sassy and flirtatious Tallulah.

The principal cast were supported by an excellent chorus who took on a wide range of roles including boxers, gangsters and ‘down and outs’, whilst ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ was brought to life by the fantastic dancers choreographed by Miss Donnelly. There was even a special staff appearance A Learning Community Guided by Gospel Values by Mr Rose and Mr Smith who took their roles as Undertakers very seriously.

A special mention must also go to Colin Hardy who worked tirelessly yet again to create an amazing set and ensure the 1920s was brought to life. So there we have it, another fantastic St John’s production over for another year. So what will next year have in store? You’ll just have to keep an eye out in September to find out. Who knows, you might just be the one that we want!