Steyning Grammar school is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, a momentous year for the school that we want to celebrate by producing something special for the summer musical.
So the school is pioneering a big production of a new show, Loserville, with a cast of 55 students from across all the year groups.
Loserville had a West End run in 2013, and is written by James Bourne and Elliot Davis. Steyning is one of the first schools in the country to take on this production, and it is shaping up to be hugely entertaining.
James Bourne is a band member of Busted and now part of MacBusted - so the music for this show is very contemporary. It is set in 1971 and follows the story of a young man at school who is trying work out how to send the first email. It is funny, fast and the perfect vehicle for the cast to show-case their musical theatre talents.
Jan Hobson, Director and Steyning Grammar School Governor said: “This is one of the most talented casts we have had the pleasure of working with.
“Some of them have never done a show before and some are very experienced - but they all give everything they have to the process. It is a very high energy production, which is guaranteed to entertain.”
Students started work on this production in March and have engaged with the story and the characters and are working incredibly well together to produce what will be a superb celebratory show for our 400th year.
Bringing something new and largely unknown to the stage is exciting and challenging. The production team have every confidence that Loserville will be another roaring success in the long line of great Steyning Grammar school musicals.
The show is on July 4with an evening performance at 7.30pm, July 5 and July 6 with performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £6 for children 18 or under.
Tickets will be on sale from June 9 and are available from Steyning Grammar School Shooting Field and Church Street School offices or Steyning Bookshop.
For further details please contact the main school office (daytime) 01903 814555 or Jan Hobson (evenings or weekends) 01903 814998.
Report and pictures contributed by Steyning Grammar School.