Thursday, 23 September 2021

Director swaps West End for Harpsden hall

WEST END director Michael Gyngell staged a children?s performance of Grease the musical at Harpsden hall.

WEST END director Michael Gyngell staged a children?s performance of Grease the musical at Harpsden hall.

The show, which was performed in front of an invited audience, was the culmination of a five-day workshop for 10- to 16-year-olds.

The annual musical theatre workshop week is subsidised by the Henley Festival and BMW, one of the festival?s sponsors, spray-painted a ride-on car for use in the production. Beth Bowden played the part of Sandy and Molly Liddell was Danny.

The children performed 10 songs, including You?re The One That I Want and Greased Lightning. Mandy Beard, community projects manager for the festival, said: ?We start with a very basic script and we add to it across the week to create our own production. It is great to see the children having such fun.?

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