Youngsters take stage by storm in gangster musical

Matt Vilim as Bugsy Malone, centre, with Amelie Cooper, left, as Tallulah, and Raquel Sklar as Blousey Picture: OX65348 Damian Halliwell

The full cast of Bugsy Malone

First published in News

CHILDREN took centre stage for three days over half-term with a series of activities in Wolvercote based around hit 1976 gangster musical Bugsy Malone.

Amelie Cooper, 11, went along to the Oxford Academy of Performing Arts half-term holiday course with sister Hazel, nine, and cousin Ella, seven. The pupil at Cherwell Secondary School played the female lead in Bugsy Malone alongside leading male, 10-year-old Matt Vilim.

She said: “I had a great time playing Tallulah.

It was the first time I have ever sung a solo.”

Parents Amanda and Andrew Cooper went to see their daughters in the musical at Wolvercote Village Hall.

Mrs Cooper said: “They learnt an awful lot in a few days and the course was brilliant.

“The girls came home buzzing each night and we had a great time watching the show.”

The course featured 19 children aged eight to 12.

Related links

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree