Whole-School Drama Production 2015 – ‘Bugsy Malone’

The week beginning Monday 30th November saw Grosvenor stage its annual whole-school Drama Production, performing ‘Bugsy Malone’ to over 1500 audience members over four entertaining and action-packed performances.

Under the leadership of Director Mrs Orla Young and Musical Director Mr Jonathan Arnold this year’s cast and crew, comprising over one hundred and twenty pupils in Forms One - Upper Sixth, combined to deliver a vibrant and entertaining take on the show, the libretto of which was written by Alan Parker, with words and music by Paul Williams.

Following a Dress Rehearsal on Monday 30th November, Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March saw the cast deliver matinée performances to visiting Primary School children in the William Moles Hall, while on the evenings of Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th the show was staged for members of the paying public.

The production saw a number of acclaimed performances delivered by lead actors Jonathan Brown (Bugsy), Georgia Galway (Blousey), Reuben Browne (Fat Sam), Courteney White (Tallulah), Anna Smith (Fizzy) and Thomas Parke (Dandy Dan). In addition the show was brought to life by its superb chorus and collection of dancers, as well as a talented band of musicians who delivered its distinctive score with aplomb throughout.

Following four accomplished, professional and entertaining performances all in attendance were left wowed by the level of application and effort which enabled Grosvenor’s cast to produce such a superb series of shows. In recent times the school has deservedly earned a name for delivering Musical Drama productions of the highest quality and ‘Bugsy Malone’ served only to enhance this reputation.

Congratulations to everybody involved in Grosvenor’s production of ‘Bugsy Malone’ who helped to make the show such an overwhelming success - we look forward to seeing many of its talented actors and actresses treading the boards again before long.

The cast of Bugsy Malone during the show's final on the evening of Friday 4th December.

Georgia Galway (Blousey) and Jonathan Brown (Bugsy) on stage during Grosvenor's performance of 'Bugsy Malone' on Friday 4th December.