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Kennet pupils put on electrifyin’ performance in Grease production



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Pupils at a school in Thatcham put on an electrifyin’ performance in its production of Grease.

Kennet School was filled with choreography, acting and a live pupil/teacher band for its take on the iconic 70s musical.

A devoted cast of more than 150 put on three performances of the love story between two high school students, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.

Pink ladies. Picture: Kennet School
Pink ladies. Picture: Kennet School
Pupil and teacher live band. Picture: Kennet School
Pupil and teacher live band. Picture: Kennet School

Sixth form pupils directed the tech and stage management team and the interval saw audiences enjoy American diner snacks and a 1950s-themed photo booth.

Headteacher Gemma Piper congratulated the performers on their “fantastic job of bringing characters, songs and dances to life”.

She said: “Our pupils have done it again. This musical was a real immersive experience which demonstrated the skill and vision of our wonderful drama department, but also the power of collaboration between departments and pupils alike.”

Danny and Sandy. Picture: Kennet School
Danny and Sandy. Picture: Kennet School

She commented on the pour in of congratulatory emails from parents and pupils that shortly followed each performance.

Production director and head of drama Rebecca Preston said: “It has been a difficult two years for the drama community, and schools have felt this also, alongside professional theatre, but what a fitting way to celebrate the road to recovery.”

Rizzo's sleepover scene. Picture: Kennet School
Rizzo's sleepover scene. Picture: Kennet School

She thanked the support received from parents and carers as well as Trinity School, Pangbourne College and Leighton Park School for lending a hand with costumes.



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