Last week, Gateways School in Harewood presented its High School Christmas production of Bugsy Malone – the culmination of months of rehearsals involving the Drama and Music departments.
Alan Parker’s fun gangster musical, set in America in the late 1920s, tells the story of the rise of Bugsy Malone and the struggle for power between Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Instead of real guns, the gangsters use splurge guns or, for the Gateways production, silly string guns! There was a cast of 40, involving students right through the High School from Year 7 up to Sixth Form. Students were also involved back stage with four designers, a Year 10 stage manager and Sixth Formers helping with the direction.
The production was a great success and was enjoyed by an appreciative audience of family and friends. Subject Leader of Drama and Dance Mrs Lyndsay Fleming was very impressed by the way in which the cast and crew worked so effectively together with great enthusiasm and commitment in a wonderful collaborative effort.
Dr Tracy Johnson, Gateways Headmistress, said:
The students worked extremely hard as a team throughout the term – both onstage and backstage – to produce an extremely slick and professional show.