Bugsy Malone goes down a storm

April 02 2020

JOHN Cabot Academy staged their own version of the West End musical Bugsy Malone.

Bugsy Malone goes down a storm
The cast of Bugsy Malone, staged at John Cabot Academy in Kingswood

The annual production provided a non-stop performance of fun, entertainment and charmingly madcap routines,

The story follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and the well-intentioned, one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam's gang and tackle Dandy Dan and his boys. 

 Year 10 student Harry Bowley as Bugsy Malone was supported by a strong cast. Blousey Brown was played by Mabel Hutton and Flo Tunstall. Tallulah was played by Mariama Sanneh and Callie Brooks-Davis. Fizzy was played by Alassan Singhateh, Fat Sam by Cassidy Bryant and Dandy Dan by Jasmine Gotts. 

More than 50 students from Years 7-11 were on stage, four in the sound and lighting team led by Year 10 student Ethan Leaman and five students backstage working on set design and stage management. In addition, there was a live band featuring three Year 11 GCSE music students, a Year 10 GCSE music student and flute teacher Mr Shepherd. 

Charlotte Grierson, curriculum leader for performing arts and Shousha Nady, teacher of drama, said: “We are incredibly proud of all of the students and all of their hard work and commitment over the last few months. 

“They have been learning their lines, songs and cues tirelessly, and we really enjoyed three fantastic performances. Students from Boomsatsuma Film & Media also came along to professionally film and record the audio so that we could make top quality DVDs.”