Bugsy Malone is a big hit for Garth HillBy Victoria Smith
February 09, 2012
Pupils at Garth Hill College drew inspiration from the big screen to put on a performance of Bugsy Malone for primary schools in the local area.
The north Bracknell secondary school pulled out all the stops for the reproduction of the 1920s’ gangster musical.
After 12 weeks of rehearsals and complete with ‘splurge guns’, custard pies and silly string, the show proved to be a big hit with the audience.
Primary schools such as Holly Spring Junior School in Bullbrook and Whitegrove Primary School in Warfield sent pupils along to the school in Bull Lane for the performances, which ran from Tuesday, January 31, to Thursday, February 2.
Senior teaching assistant Claire Groom was delighted with the reproduction of the 1976 film. She said: “What a fantastic night, I laughed so much.
“It was the best night out I have had in a long time. The Garth Hill production lived up to the film in every way.
“Well done to everyone involved, you are all stars in your own right, every one of you looked like you put your heart and soul into the most fantastic and professional performance.
“All the singers were out of this world. The dancers were all in perfect time. One of the best performances I have ever seen.”