Badington House School

A thoroughly fabulous performance

Published Friday 7th of November 2014 09:48:13 AM

In late October Pipers Corner put on a show stopping production of the 1967 musical 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Featuring pupils from Pipers Corner School, The Royal Grammar School (High Wycombe) and Claire's Court School in Maidenhead it is the first major production to have taken place at the school since planning permission was granted for the development of a brand new theatre, due to be completed for September 2016. For this year's production The Sports Hall was transformed into 1920s New York, with a purpose built professional set and was the most ambitious performance undertaken by the school to date.

Georgia C (Year 11) was incredible in the lead role of Millie, alongside Jonah H as Jimmy from RGS. From the leads to the chorus all the girls and boys shone in the spotlight and didn't disappoint the sell-out audiences over four performances. The backstage crew also displayed their many talents in creating the make-up and hair for each performances as well as seamlessly taking on the stage management and organisation of the show.

The production was directed by Julie Gossage and Richard Halton, who have previously directed sell-out performances of 'Les Misérables' at RGS and are also vocal coaches at Pipers Corner. Julie said 'I am very pleased with the work we have done for 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Directing the show alongside Richard and the wonderful cast and crew has been a joy. Everyone worked very hard to produce an amazing musical which I hope provided much entertainment to the many people who came to see it.'

Headmistress, Mrs Ness-Gifford, said 'This year's musical has been one of the best productions we have put on at Pipers Corner and I was delighted with the professionalism and talent of all those involved. It was wonderful to see so many parents, Governors, former pupils, prospective pupils and parents and staff at performances. All in all it was a very special week and really set the standard for future productions that will take place in our state-of-the-art new theatre.'

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