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Students wow audiences with 'Grease'

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In February, students at Huntcliff hit the stage for the school’s annual dramatic performance. This year, students performed the popular musical film Grease which was a great success.

With a huge cast, the biggest ever staged at Huntcliff, the audience were eager to set their eyes upon what may have been the most successful, fun and entertaining musical that had ever been performed at this hard working secondary school.

After five months of hard, agonizing, and exhilarating work their efforts finally paid off. The days approached and the nerves were rising. The realization of the performance finally struck them on the night of the first show.

The first production went down a storm and was shortly followed by two other very well pleasing and passionate performances.
The well-known cast members ‘Sandy and Danny’ were played by Emma Cornish (15) and Christian Grzenkowski (16). We interviewed Christian to see what he thought of being one of the main characters in Grease.

He said: “Overall I found the show amazing and fun to be part of. Although sometimes the stress took over me, having to remember all my lines which seemed to be endless; being part of a friendly team of cast members definitely made it worth it!”

Oliver Alcroft (11) was the only year seven to take part. He played the role of Doody, one of the T birds.

Oliver said: “Grease was a very successful production and Miss Wilson did an amazing job of directing the cast.

“Being with other years was a great experience as I got to bond with different age groups. I really enjoyed being part of a community.”

Miss Wilson congratulated the cast of Grease and said overall that it was the largest cast she had ever managed.

“It was the best production and most devoted cast I had ever wished for,” she said.

Article written by Ruby Delsignore (14) and Maisie Ludlam (13).