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The Blue Coat School Show never fails to deliver and this year’s production was no different.


This year’s production was the musical¬†‘Into the Woods’.¬†The show was led by Creative Director James Lacey and Musical Director Mr S. Emery.

James is a former student of the Blue Coat, and has paved a successful career in the theatre since leaving the school in 2007. ‘Into the Woods’ is the fourth school production that James has returned to the Blue Coat to direct;

“In the past three years of school productions, the students have been challenged in dance in West Side Story, comedy and character work in Beauty and the Beast and singing in Les Miserables. This year we chose ‘Into the Woods’ to challenge the students as young actors and actresses, with a difficult script and complex characters to develop. As ever at the Blue Coat, the students rose to and exceeded that challenge and put on a fantastic performance.”

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods is a dark and comical re-imagining of the tales of the Brothers Grimm. The cast, band, stage crew and design team all worked together to create an amazing performance for packed out audiences who left the show knowing the importance of the phrase: ‘Be careful what you wish for’.

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