Bolingbroke Academy's Beauty & The Beast

Beauty & The Beast Production

Bolingbroke Academy's Beauty & The Beast

A spell was cast over Bolingbroke Academy on Wednesday 31st January, the opening night of this year’s Academy musical production “Beauty and the Beast”.

Beauty & The Beast Production

With a spectacular cast featuring actors from Year 7 right the way up to Year 12, and a phenomenal band made up of both teachers and pupils playing the original Broadway arrangements - needless to say, the show was truly stunning.

Audience members were met with wonderful food prepared by Mr Leather and his Year 11 Team, as well as ice cream and cocktails kindly served up by the Parents Association.

Beauty & The Beast Production

The performance itself was punctuated by rapturous applause, laughter, and the odd tear as we followed the timeless tale of inner beauty, magic and love. As one parent told us "I want to say how much my family and I enjoyed last night's performance - it was stupendous. I loved every second, laughed and (nearly!) cried. You are a knockout team of very talented youngsters and very talented teachers. Thank you for a wonderful evening."

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Those who attended commented on some particular highlights: the moving rendition of “Home” sung by Belle (Nyashia Calder), the climactic spectacle of “Be Our Guest” led by Lumiere (Jess Ward), and the hilarious evil sidekicks Gaston and LeFou (Manuel Alvarez and Eliza Michel-Finch).

Beauty & The Beast Production

The props, costume and makeup teams did an amazing job, especially in the transforming our wonderful Beast (Dexter Greenwood) and making our magical turning-book set design come to life.

Beauty and the Beast played until Friday 2nd February and was fully sold out for all performances - a real triumph!

Congratulations to all those involved for such a successful performance and thank you to The Parents Association and all those involved with the production, in particular to Mr Kalorkoti, Ms Murphy and Ms Breckon.

  

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Beauty & The Beast Production

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Beauty & The Beast Production 

Beauty & The Beast Production

Beauty & The Beast Production

Beauty & The Beast Production