BUGSY MALONE - 2014 MIDDLE SCHOOL PRODUCTION
The 2014 Middle School Play this year was Bugsy Malone, performed on Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of November in the Bracebridge Wilson Theatre (BW). A moderate cast of 77 students performed to almost sell-out audiences each night. For those who did not see the play, it was a parody of the 1920s Prohibition era and of gangsters like Al Capone and Bugs Moran; however, it was originally written for child actors. It follows the story of Fat Sam’s 'Grand Slam'. It is the swingiest joint in town but this speakeasy is rocked by a turf war between big-time gangster Fat Sam and up-and-comer Dandy Dan. Soon Fat Sam’s gang has all been 'splurged' but he finds an unlikely ally in the quick-thinking Bugsy Malone. However, Bugsy has his own troubles trying to win the affection of wannabe singer Blousey Brown. Bugsy Malone is a musical comedy based on the 1976 movie of the same title filled with plenty of mess and mayhem. The production team received a letter from an audience member who has no affiliation with the School; she wrote:
To all concerned with the production and presentation of 2014 Middle School Play Bugsy Malone. How splendid it was! The Bugsy Malone Band, such a great performance, congratulations to you all!! To have this ability to make music to take with you through life is a great, great thing. The production team, A to S; more congratulations! Everything, I believe, was so good... script, acting; movement - a key element, colour, singing, smooth running...