Disco fever hits Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Performers from Ormiston Bushfield Academy
Performers from Ormiston Bushfield Academy
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Talented students from Ormiston Bushfield Academy hit the dancefloor for a four night run of the famous 70s musical Disco Inferno.

Sixty students aged 11-18 were involved in the production of the musical as singers, dancers, technical crew and performers in the live band.

The musical ran from Wednesday March 4 to Saturday March 7 at the academy’s purpose-built theatre.

Disco Inferno is set in a nightclub in London in 1976 and follows the story of Jack who will do anything for his shot at stardom.

It is a celebration of 70s music which includes memorable hits such as ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and the title number ‘Disco Inferno’.

The students tirelessly rehearsed for a minimum of three times a week since the start of the year.

They even practiced during the half-term break to get the show into shape.

Due to the quality of the girls who auditioned for the main female roles, the producers made the decision to split the cast in two.

Olivia Hennessey performed the leading female role for all four nights alongside Molly Ransom, Alice Macfarlane and Jenny Hutchins on Wednesday and Friday night.

Karla Durham, Harriet Kemp-Hund and Matilda Smith then stepped in to their shoes on Thursday and Saturday night.

The male leads were played by Kris Sikora, Matt Thompson and Simon Burgess.

Dennis Kirwan, principal of the academy, said: “I am incredibly proud of all the students that took part in the production. Their hard work has certainly paid off, the performances were outstanding.”