Academy goes to Chicago for a night with Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone at Bedford Academy.
Bugsy Malone at Bedford Academy.

Bedford Academy students have taken to the stage to perform the renowned musical, Bugsy Malone.

Based on the original British musical, the performance centres on the theme of Chicago gangsters in the early 1920’s.

Following in the footsteps of Scott Baio and Jodie Foster, Bedford Academy students, Daniele Basso and Rianne Khinda, led the show with their performances as the main characters, Bugsy and Tallulah.

The upbeat and humorous play allowed the students to perform in a mixture of singing and acting roles, which they delivered in front of a public audience in the Academy’s performance hall.

More than 30 Bedford Academy students from Years 9 to 13 took part in the performance, working both on the stage and behind the scenes.

The final show followed months of hard work, with the students auditioning and practicing their roles in order to make the final cast.

Claire Smith, principal, said: “The Bugsy Malone musical was a huge success and really reflected all the hard work the students have been putting in since September.

“The final product was extremely well executed, and it was great to see the students enjoying themselves up on the stage. Thank you to everyone involved, it has been one of the highlights of the year so far.”