Bohunt students take to the stage

By Post in Education

STUDENTS at Bohunt School donned bowler hats and suits and took to the stage to perform Guys and Dolls to packed audiences.

Over three nights the full cast, which ranged from Year 7 students all the way up to Year 10, brought the classic musical to life with acting, dancing and singing.

Hannah Burges, Joe Standing, Kate Downing, Theo Yeghnazar, Emile Brunet, Ben Sellers and Joe Weaver took on the lead roles, and the cast brought energy and dynamism to the stage every night.

The expressive arts department at the school worked tirelessly with the talented group of students to achieve the production of the American drama, set in the 1920s but premiered in 1950.

The performances were enhanced by the orchestra, led by music teacher Ali Blair-Fish.

Both the students and staff learnt a complex and diverse range of numbers, showing skill and passion along the way.

Head of music and expressive arts at Bohunt School Carly Du Fe said: “I am so proud of the high standards that staff and students have achieved with the Guys and Dolls production.

“The band are made up of mostly students, with the student crew running backstage, lighting and sound.

“The students in the cast on the nights of the show have taken control and performed like West End stars, giving it 100 per cent throughout.”

Bohunt School headteacher Neil Strowger said: “We are immensely proud of our students for the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment they have thrown at the Guys and Dolls production at Bohunt School.

“Every night the performance was a real success and reflective of all the hard work of both the students and staff. We are already looking forward to next year.”