Grease has certainly been the word at The Morley Academy as pupils ranging from Year 7 through to Year 13 delivered four sell-out performances of the hit musical.
Set in the 1950s when Rock and Roll was the in thing, girls wore swing skirts (with poodles on), music was played through a juke box, and boys and girls actually danced together, pupils managed to transport their audiences back to those bygone days.
With dynamic performances from the cast of almost one hundred students, the energetic delivery on stage created a thoroughly enjoyable evening of entertainment.
Each and every individual on stage played their part in the realisation of numbers such as Summer Nights, The Hand Jive and You’re the One that I Want, with stunning vocal performances from Harry Hughes and Katie Percival as Danny and Sandy. Connor Baldwin led the T Birds with attitude as the infamous character Kenickie, playing opposite Abby O’Brien as the feisty Rizzo.
The audience were captivated by Richard Hall’s realisation of Teen Angel, performed beautifully alongside Jade Carter-Chilton as Frenchy.
And who could forget the humour expertly created by the talents of Jack Smith and Grace Hodgson (Roger and Jan), Jacob Birch and Newlyn Evans (Doody and Sonny), Megan Wilson and Cameron Haywood (Marty and Vince Fontaine) and Miles Latham, Georgia Tetley and Melissa Walton (Eugene, Patty Simcox and Cha Cha) as they brought the script to life.
The Performing Arts teachers, Mrs Miller, Mr Condry, Miss Partridge, Mrs Freeman, Miss Hughes and Mr Appleby, are incredibly proud of the students involved.
Another exceptional series of performances produced, delighting audiences once again at The Morley Academy.