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Bugsy Malone – BISS Junior School production

We have just watched an amazing performance from the Junior School at BISS.  When I say, Junior School, I mean ALL of the Junior School!  Over 200 childrend, (every single student in Year 4 and Year 5) had a part to play.  All 200+ children were on the stage, (and in front of the stage!) for the final song.  The professionalism from 8 ,9, 10 year olds completely astounded me.  The vast majority of the performance was done without microphones, yet every child who had a speaking or singing part was clear, loud and articulate.  Their confidence was brilliant to watch.

Bugsy Malone Program

Bugsy Malone Program

Isabelle's name in print!

Isabelle’s name in print!

This was a massive co-ordination effort and has taken months of planning.  The play was directed by Steve King (Head of Junior School) and you could see the pride and joy written all over him at the end of the show.  He gave thanks to all the children and the teachers who had worked so hard to deliver such a flawless performance.  In fact, the show was originally only planned for 2 nights, but the demand for tickets was so high, that the school had to offer a Matinee performance in addition!!

Isabelle and her teacher, Mrs Suzanne Sinclair.  This was drop off time prior to curtain up!

Isabelle and her teacher, Mrs Suzanne Sinclair. This was drop off time prior to curtain up!

All made up and ready for the stage.  :-)

All made up and ready for the stage. 🙂

Isabelle was part of Fat Sam’s Dancing Girls.  She came out with a huge smile on her face and it didn’t leave her face.  She sang beautifully and all the girls did a very professional dance routine.

Beautiful singing and dancing

Beautiful singing and dancing

Huge smiles from all the girls.

Huge smiles from all the girls.

In synch and in step.

In synch and in step.

BISS is a very diverse school with students from all over the world.  This was, of course, represented in the cast.  In addition, 2 very talented pianists from year 5 played all the music for the show.

Bugsy Malone and Blousey Brown - both perfectly cast!

Bugsy Malone and Blousey Brown – both perfectly cast!

Starting to bring all cast members out for the finale.  Isabelle is still smiling.

Starting to bring all cast members out for the finale. Isabelle is still smiling.

Finale

Finale

It was the first time I had been to a school production where the audience gave a very extended standing ovation.  Every child had poured their heart and soul into their performance.  It was wonderful and very moving.

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