Kennet pupils put on electrifyin’ performance in Grease production
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.
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.”
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.”
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.