On Monday the 10th July, the curtain was raised on this year’s school production of Billy Elliot the Musical.
For the first time ever, the school decided to perform the show over 4 nights and each and every night was a massive success. As well as featuring exceptional performances on stage, we were lucky enough to be supported by a talented live band for every performance.
On Monday and Tuesday, the role of Billy was played by Dylan Hooper (Year 8) and then on Wednesday and Thursday, Kyle Bellamy (Year 7) took over. They were supported by one of the most talented casts we have ever assembled. Jamie Brown (Year 9) and Frankie Weaver (Year 7) took on the role of Michael and were supported by Cameron Morgan (Year 10) as Dad and Harry Morgan Grant and Adam Woolford (Tony and Dad. Year 13) in their final ever Barry Comprehensive School production.
In total, the cast featured 40 pupils from years 7 to 13. Each and every one of them was responsible for making this production one of the most successful and most memorable pieces of work the school has ever produced.
Feedback from the local community has been overwhelming and we really cannot thank the audiences enough for supporting this production and taking the time to send messages and cards. It really is appreciated.
During the week we were also raising money for the charity Parkinson’s UK. We are pleased to say that by the end of the week, we managed to raise just over £500. Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to this charity.
The drama and music department couldn’t be more proud of our exceptional cast and we cannot wait to start work on the next production. Keep an eye on the school website for information about upcoming productions which include: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “An Audience with Year 7 and Special Guests” and “The Lion King”.
All photos by Scott Nelson