Complete with splurge guns and well-known songs, ‘My Name is Tallulah’, ‘You Give A Little Love’ and ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’, over two nights boys in Years 6, 7 and 8 transported the audience to the roaring 20s with their singing, acting and comedic-timing for their Senior Production of Bugsy Malone.
It is the Prohibition-era, in New York, a city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers and rival gangster bosses, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, are at loggerheads. Thrust not so willingly into the gangster limelight, Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy, becomes the last resort for Fat Sam’s hapless thugs. All Bugsy really wants to do, however, is spend time with his new love, Blousey, promising to take her to Hollywood to achieve her dream of becoming a star.
The audiences on both nights were treated to fantastic acting, singing, dancing and stage craft, which was testament to the boys’ aptitude and work ethic. In many ways the play illustrates the strength of our School. The way all of the boys played their part was impressive, not only on stage but behind the scenes as well. Boys operated the lights and sound, they acted as runners behind the scenes ensuring that the cast were where they should be at the right time, they made certain that the props were available in the right place when needed and that the performance went smoothly. On stage, the boys were fully immersed in their parts put on a wonderful show. This collaborative effort is typical of Davenies boys and staff; they proved yet again how capable they are.