NBH Hampstead Make Peace Not War with Bugsy Malone
Last week, North Bridge House Senior Hampstead’s Drama department wowed an audience of family, friends, teachers and students with their annual school production. The March snow may have postponed their spectacular performance of the slapstick musical comedy, Bugsy Malone, but a week later the cast had not got cold feet.
Singing, dancing and acting their way through 1929 New York, the cast of 50 told the story of two rival street gangs and Bugsy, a well-intentioned, one-time boxer who tries to appease Fat Sam and Dandy Dan’s half-witted mobs, whilst falling for aspiring singer, Blousey Brown.
Armed with custard-pie-firing splurge guns, Dandy Dan’s gang torment Fat Sam who fears for his successful Grand Slam Speakeasy, whilst his girlfriend, Tallulah is busy making eyes at Bugsy.
NBH Senior Hampstead’s budding young actors conveyed a strong message of good, clean fun, bringing splurge gun wars to a sweet end when the two gangs finally find peace. Students felt Bugsy was an ideal choice for their 2018 school production, highlighting the need for peace to triumph over war.
Supported by a fantastic backstage crew, the cast’s fast pace and high energy did not wane over their two nights of sold-out performances – the funds from which went to Save the Children.
Head Teacher, Mr Pavey said:
“The show was fabulous! I would like to thank all the staff involved either directly or indirectly. I know Mrs Revie has appreciated enormously the support that she has received from everyone – even small gestures make a big difference to putting on a performance such as this. The smiles on the children’s faces tonight I hope made it worthwhile for Mrs Revie, and to all who helped her bring this show together.”
Special thanks go to Head of Drama, Mrs Revie for her great energy, persistence and resilience throughout the rehearsals, and to Rob and Lee for all their hard work behind the scenes.
Published on: 12th March 2018