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The Capitol Summer School: Bugsy Malone

Director: Timothy J Howe     Musical Director: Alex Williams     Choreographer: Lauren Jones

Something exciting has been happening at The Capitol over the past fortnight – you may have spotted the troupe of 80 Summer School students who have been rehearsing! The culmination of their hard work will be seen this weekend, when they stage a full-scale production of Bugsy Malone, complete with live band and authentic splurge guns!

Director, Timothy J Howe, explained: “This phenomenal young company has achieved a great deal in the days we have been rehearsing this project… Just over 2 weeks ago we met on this stage for the first time, with not a single note sung, a dance move memorised or a staging note taken. And yet here they are, singing their hearts out, moving like their lives depended upon it and interacting with each other as if it were second nature. What they have achieved here should not be underestimated. They have handled it as seamlessly as if this were a professional company of actors. I hope they are justifiably proud of themselves for all they have accomplished.”

As the creative hub for Horsham, The Capitol are keen to promote the performing arts to young people from all backgrounds, giving them opportunities to learn, grow in confidence and develop skills and their personalities in a friendly, safe environment.

Producer and General Manager of The Capitol, Nick Mowat, said: “Over the past four years, The Capitol Summer School has developed into a major part of our programme and we have been able to offer a large number of young people something interesting to participate in during the school holidays. We know it’s hard work – learning a fully staged show in just 2 weeks is a big ask, but with the support of the creative team and our technical department, the young people involved produce a show of a consistently high standard.”

If your child missed out on the opportunity to perform in The Capitol’s Summer School, don’t miss their Pros From The Shows workshop on 17 August, where you can dance along to songs from Matilda and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory with West End star, Billy Cullum.

Tickets for Bugsy Malone are still available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or via the Box Office: 01403 750220

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