A wonderful weekend for the Wincanton Youth Theatre, with three performances of Bugsy Malone. The show was a triumph, and over 300 people enjoyed the musical. But we’re not resting on our laurels; rehearsals for a Christmas show begin Sunday, and we’re already booked for another big musical in Wincanton this time next year.
Thank you Wincanton.
Peter Morris directs Wincanton Youth Theatre’s first major musical production, Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone. Set in New York during the Prohibition, the story follows rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, as they wreak havoc on the neighbourhood. Bugsy Malone, a poor ex-boxer, falls for aspiring singer Blousey Brown. But can he resist the seductive charms and determined attention of Tallulah and still help Fat Sam defend his empire? The show features well-known songs, including My Name is Tallulah, Bad Guys, and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam.
You can now order your Bugsy Malone tickets online. Click the link below.
Wincanton Youth Theatre was delighted to be asked to perform a number of well-known First World War songs at yesterday’s Passchendaele Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in Wincanton.
The group started the service by singing “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” followed by “Pack up Your Troubles”. After the Last Post and commemorative two minutes silence, the service was brought to a close by a beautiful arrangement of “Keep the Home Fires Burning”.
Afterwards, the chair of the local branch of the Royal British Legion, Tony Goddard, visited the group at their weekly rehearsal space at the Balsam Centre, and thanked the singers. He was kind enough to give each singer a special commemorative pin, and a copy of his historical book on Wincanton and the Great War.
The group is booked to perform at the RBL’s Christmas evening on 9 December at the Memorial Hall. We hope to see you there.
The group had a wonderful time at Hauser & Wirth a week ago last Saturday. Hoping to repeat the experience next year!
We’re only one year old, but we’ve done so much. Want to join? Visit www.WincantonYouthTheatre.org to find out more.
The Wincanton Youth Theatre performed for an hour today at the Hauser & Wirth Summer Party in Bruton. The audience enjoyed numbers from popular west-end musicals and shows.
All proceeds from the Hauser & Wirth event are going to the Brue CREW community project, which aims to restore the natural balance of the river Brue as a haven for wildlife.
The group are currently rehearsing for their autumn musical, Bugsy Malone, which will be performed on 30 September and 1 October at King Arthur’s Community School in Wincanton.