SKISS organises an annual school-wide production. We are pleased to share the write-up and some pictures from our two most recent productions Bugsy Malone and Mary Poppins. Enjoy!
BUGSY MALONE (OCTOBER 2016)
Set in 1929, New York City was divided by gang warfare. Dandy Dan's mob terrorised the district with their new splurge guns while Fat Sam ran his successful Grand Slam Speakeasy. When Fat Sam's gang was brutally splurged, he engaged Bugsy Malone, a smooth-talking man about town. With Bugsy’s help, Fat Sam stole a fresh delivery of Dandy Dan’s splurge guns but it cost him his relationship with his girlfriend, Blousey Brown.
Dandy Dan’s mob burst into the speakeasy and chaos ensued. Splurge, custard pies, and flour bombs flew across the bar. As the pandemonium came to a sticky end, Bugsy and Blousey reconciled and there was finally peace between the two gangs.
Our talented students and dedicated teachers strived to perfect their roles over months. On performance night, everyone came together - from the orchestra to vocals, from the props to make-up teams - to deliver a spectacular show!
MARY POPPINS (JULY 2018)
The latest production at SKIS features Mary Poppins, an all-time favourite, which filled the air with warm nostalgia. Following the tales of London’s favourite nanny and chimney sweep, the audience was swept away by the students’ performance.
This story has delighted children and families for many years either as a book, a film or a stage production. Its setting in an English family in London is appropriate for our students who are studying the National Curriculum of England and therefore absorbing a lot about the culture and history of the country. The songs are real classics and well-known to everyone but are actually quite complicated to learn and perform, as is the music. It is a technically complex show to stage; the students and teachers have worked incredibly hard to perform to a high standard.
It was definitely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!