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Splurge guns and standing ovation at Mullion School's Bugsy show: PICTURES
12:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
Students at Mullion School chose the ever popular musical Bugsy Malone for their end of year production, taking to the stage four times over three days and eliciting a standing ovation on the last night.
Audiences were stunned by the amazing set which had been designed by Joff Tricker, who works at the school as the cover supervisor. He created two towers either side of the main dance hall stage which represented the offices of the two rival mobsters and their gang of hoods.
Rob Johnson, an English teacher who also so happens to have been a coded welder in an earlier life, then cut and welded over £500 worth of steel together to create the set.
Joined by Martin Wren, the performing arts technician, the three members of staff then built and created the set and a lot of the props, including the impressive splurge guns and other effects.
Bugsy Malone was played by year nine’s Will Trewin, Magali Guastalegnanne was Fat Sam whose gang of hoodlums were Tom Roskilly (Knuckles), Charlotte Douglas (Louis), Josh Williams (Angelo), Will Gibson (Ritzy) and Blake Warren (Snake Eyes).
Dandy Dan was played by Isaac Harding and his dark-suited criminals were played by Jonathon Kitto (Bronx Charlie), Jake Williams (Doodle), Connor Major (Shoulders), Tiaan Clarke (Benny Lee) and Lila Stewart-Roberts (Yonkers) with Imogen Penry (Louella) taking on the role of Dandy Dan’s Moll.
The role of aspiring show girl Blousy Brown was taken by Rosie Tregoning, and Tallulah, Fat Sam’s powerful and seductive girl friend was played by Ella McNish.
Other roles were taken by Jamison Boll (Fizzy), Adam Wilkin (Oscar), Lucinda Harry (Lena) and Nick Strike (Leroy).
The show was supported by an 11 piece band, led by Georgina Davies, head of music.
The production was produced and directed by TeeJ Randall, Georgina Davies and Ben Merritt. Ben Merritt, head of performing arts, said: “It was fun from start to finish and I am delighted that the students who had worked so hard were able to reach such heights.”
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