“We could’ve been anything that we wanted to be!”

From 28th February until 3rd March, our students performed the whole-school production, which, this year, was the classic gangster satire ‘Bugsy Malone’.

Originally set in New York in 1929, and featuring timeless tunes, fun dance routines, not to mention gang rivalry, ‘splurge guns’ and custard pies, our production showcased the hard work and dedication of staff and over 150 students, both onstage and behind the scenes.
As well as three performances to a packed auditorium, students also performed four matinee shows to over 1200 students from Parrs Wood’s feeder primary schools.

In addition to this, a collection was held during each evening performance in aid of raising funds for the £1m new church roof campaign for St James and Emmanuel Church, Didsbury.


Mr King - Head of Drama

Some audience feedback:
“What a fabulous performance.  The children and staff all loved it.  What great acting and singing!  I loved the dancing and the orchestra were amazing too. ” – G Day, Assistant Head, Cavendish Primary

“My favourite character was Blousey with her fluently outstanding voice.” – Year 5 students, Didsbury Road Primary.

“The songs and dancing were brilliant. It made me want to join in… The crew looked like they worked very hard to get the lights and sound in the correct place.” – Students, Didsbury Road Primary.

“Bugsy had a great accent” – Student, Didsbury Road Primary.

“My favourite character of the play was O’Dreary because he had a lot of humour…I also liked Bugsy because he managed to keep his amazing American accent, moreover his acting” – Student, Didsbury Road Primary.

“I loved all the ensemble scenes and the students were clearly having a ball. Well done to everyone.” – Parent and audience member.
“Custard guns, singing and gangsters … what more do people want …?!” – M Dore, Director of Sixth Form.