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Hinchingbrooke School Productions 2012-2012

We are pleased to offer students two opportunities in the coming year to take part in a school musical

theatre production, whether as a performer or in a production support role. The chance to take part in

productions like these can be experiences the students will remember for the rest of their lives but they

require a commitment of time which is considerable and so we ask you please to read the attached details and discuss them with your son/daughter so that, from the outset, so you are all fully aware of what is

involved before deciding whether to take part.

Guys and Dolls will be presented on the nights of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ,February 5-7th.

Bugsy Malone is to be performed for two nights, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18-19th.

Tim Wickstead

Guys and Dolls is a whole school production, of a similar scale to last year’s Les Misérables and will

probably draw more on our senior students for the key roles. Students in Year 7 and 8 should not be

deterred from auditioning but we ask you to accept that there may be limited parts for this age group.

Bugsy Malone will offer key roles to students in Years 10-7 and auditions for this production will be held

straight after Christmas. For a few weeks in the Spring term rehearsals may run in parallel. We expect

very few students indeed would find time and energy to be in both productions. Further details about

Bugsy Malone will follow next term from Mrs Akielan and Mrs Nichols who are leading that production.

Auditions for Guys and Dolls will be held from 3.45-6pm on Monday 10th and Thursday 13th

September. We expect all participants to attend both sessions. The cast list will be published on Monday

September 17th. There are roles for actors, singers and dancers.

Rehearsals will take place on Mondays and Thursdays after school in the PAC from 3.45 until 5pm up to

half term. Later in the rehearsal period we will probably extend this time to 5.30pm and in the final stages

to 6pm. We will alert you well in advance about when these longer rehearsals take place. In the final

fortnight we propose the following timetable and would be grateful if the dates could be noted now:

Monday 28th Jan Run Act 1

Tuesday 29th Jan Run Act 2

Wednesday 30th Jan Cast not required

Thursday 31st Jan Run through

Friday 1st Feb Long rehearsal 1.45-6pm

Saturday 2nd Feb Cast not required

Sunday 3rd Feb First Dress rehearsal 1pm 6pm

Monday 4th Feb Second Dress rehearsal 1.45-3.30pm (We hope to invite Primary schools)

Tuesday 5th Feb First night

Wednesday 6th Feb Second night

Thursday 7th Feb Third night

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

With best wishes

Tim Wickstead (