Grease (February 2017)
Grease is the word in fantastic production
Students from Years 7-11 performed in front of sell-out audiences for their three-night run of Grease the musical on February 8th, 9th and 10th. In addition, our talented students ran the lights, sound, changed the scenery and provided the live music.
The cast spent twenty weeks rehearsing for the show. Audiences were transported to an American high school in 1959 through songs like Greased Lightnin’, We Go Together and Summer Nights.
Not only have the students produced a fantastic show, but many of the cast and crew have grown in confidence and made new friends along the way. Folajimi said, “I joined Grease to get out of my bubble. I was never really part of things that took place in school, especially before I joined The Co-operative Academy of Manchester, and I want to change that. Grease has made me feel better about myself as a performer and it’s caused me to appreciate drama more.”
Head of Drama Mrs Lees says, “We feel that every one of the performers has achieved a phenomenal amount and we are proud of each one of them. We are about to start a building expansion which includes some exciting new facilities, and I can’t wait to see what our students can do on a bigger stage.”
We are also proud to announce that our Sixth Formers raised £400 for our charity of the year, the Teenage Cancer Trust by baking and selling refreshments to guests.