Flared trousers, bright colours, crazy hair, toe-tapping disco music and a good helping of devilish humour transported audiences back to the 1970s during this year's whole school summer production 'Disco Inferno' written by Justin Sepple and presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) on behalf of David Spicer Productions.
Set in 1976, the show features memorable songs of the 1970s era, including Boogie Nights, Celebration and Hot Stuff. The musical is loosely based on the story of Faust .
A cast and crew of over 100, that included actors, dancers, musicians, parent helpers, set designers, lighting and sound engineers, choreographers and a stage crew have worked tirelessly over the last few months to bring this lively show to the Mitchener Hall stage.
"Thank you so much for letting me be part of such a fantastic show. This has been the best year of my life!" A cast member commented.
"This show has really helped me to build up my confidence in performing, and challenged me to dance, sign and act at the same time." A main cast member said, supporting their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award submission.
The audience's delight was evident: "They were so good, that you forgot that it wasn't a backing track at times. The band and singers were excellent and very well-rehearsed." an audience member remarked after the show.
Others commented: "Fantastic show" and "What a talented cast!"
Mr Clay, who directed the musical, commented "The show was a truly collaborative event and I would like to thank staff, students and parents for bringing their energy, creativity and enthusiasm to the production. What a great showcase for all the fantastic talent that is nurtured within the School's arts subject teams!"
Pictured are members of the full cast, tech team and production support team as well as Arts work devised by a Year 10 Drama CAS student inspired by the 1970s.