Youngsters star in first performance

Spotlight Theatre'Dress Rehersal for Bugsy Malone'NBFP PA1310-24i
Spotlight Theatre'Dress Rehersal for Bugsy Malone'NBFP PA1310-24i

Children from the Spotlight Theatre’s ‘Showing potential on the stage’ (S.P.O.T.S) group impressed during their first show last week.

The youngsters put on the classic production ‘Bugsy Malone’, and had the audience rolling in the aisles with their sharp one-liners and hilarious slapstick comedy.

The entire cast deserve praise for their performance which had the right mix of comedy, story-telling and singing to bring the classic to life. Of course, as is inevitable, some lines were forgotten but what was most impressive was the togetherness the children showed when this happened.

Star of the show was undoubtedly Bugsy himself, Sebastian Carvill Belt, whose wise-cracking New York accent bounced perfectly off Blousey Brown, played by the also impressive Chloe Gregory who delivered a number of side-splitting lines.

It was a family affair for the Carvill Belt’s, with Sebastian’s sisters Arabella and Isadora impressing as Tallulah and Babyface. Lucy Porter and Izzie Fanshaw wore fake moustaches and excelled as Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, while Nathan Turner and Andrew Studholme provided plenty of slapstick laughs as hapless detectives Smolsky and O’Dreary.

Next up at the Spotlight is Nick Lane’s ‘Me and Me Dad’ on Saturday April 6. Tickets from 601006.