After six months of preparation and rehearsals, King George V College students showcased their production of the popular 1970’s Broadway production turned film ‘Grease’ to a sold out audience.

Embodying the rock ‘n’ roll of the 1950s and centring on the highs and lows of a group of teenagers at high-school, Rydell High, the audience sang along to the famous soundtrack which included ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘We Go Together’.

Jonathan Cotterall, Drama Course Leader and Director of ‘Grease’ at the college said: “This production of Grease showcased the talent of not only the drama students at KGV but students and staff from a variety of subjects.”

In this production Josh Berrington played greaser and T-Bird member Danny Zucco and Elysia Smith played Sandy. Other members of the cast included Pink Ladies: Helena MacCormack, Sophia Emmerson, Margaret Rudzka, Rosie Bunn and Lauren Kirwan. The ‘T’ Birds were played by Charlie Hayward, Marcus Bowen, Seb Vaughan and Michael Appleton.

Other cast members included: Alice Colvin-Cousley, Martyna Wojciechowska, Hannah Johnson, Jessica Ogilvy, Miles Goodall and Shannon Griffiths.

Jonathan added: “Without the backstage support of staff and students from a variety of courses offered at the college this production wouldn’t have been possible. This included Media students operating video and lighting equipment, Music Technology students operating and engineering live sound and art and photography students taking photographs.

“The cast, backstage crew and technical team worked hard to bring  ‘Grease’ to life, with the title evoking the style of the late 1950’s – slicked back hair and fast food.

“We hope everyone who came to watch enjoyed it and I am proud of everyone who took part.”

Next year, KGV’s annual production will be held in the College’s new Creative Arts Building, which is due for completion at the beginning of May.

The building will house a state of the art performance theatre, with a seating capacity of over 120 people, and it’s very own box office where visitors can purchase tickets for upcoming events.

The grand opening of the new building will take place on Saturday 6th June, when KGV will open its doors to both local students and members of the community for a day of family fun.

You can see the pictures taken from ‘Grease’ performance on KGV’s Facebook page:

For more information about drama and theatre studies at KGV click here


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