Prohibition goes to Linton
The world of 1920s Chicago is coming to Linton next week in the Linton Village College musical Bugsy Malone.
Following the success of Little Shop of Horrors and Guys & Dolls, students are preparing for another spectacular musical production.
More than 100 students and staff have been involved in the production as actors, singers, musicians, dancers or behind the scenes in the production and set design team.
The Prohibition era is brought to life in the company of Bugsy, Blousey, Tallulah and Fat Sam, with lavish costumes, stunning choreography and a brilliant orchestra.
The Linton Co-operative Food Group donated £515 to the Linton Village College Theatre Group following a series of fundraising activities among customers and staff.
The money raised will support Bugsy Malone by paying for performance rights and splurge guns to be used in the show.
LVC students Kane Caruana, Ethan Coppack and Matthew Cutter came up with ideas and led fundraising activities both at the Linton store and at the college, culminating in the Christmas Fayre.
Nick Mele, community pioneer at the Linton Co-operative, said: ‘We worked together with the students very successfully over several months, with staff giving their time freely and customers donating their change at the shop.
“The students were full of enterprising ideas which helped us to achieve this sum.”
Linton Village College Sponsorship volunteer Gerry O’Keefe added: ‘Our students gave up their lunchtimes and led several projects, negotiating well with this local business.
“They really enjoyed working with Nick and all his staff, who were generous in every way.”
The show runs from Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 14, beginning at 7.30pm in the main hall at Linton Village College. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for children/concessions and £25 for a family ticket for two adults and two children. Tickets are available from LVC reception.
To see a photo of the donation being handed from the Co-Op to LVC pupils go to our website at www.haverhillecho.co.uk