Norwich school’s rugby stars tackle the stage
The Norwich School's forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls will be a rugged one.
A number of the cast – made up of students from the school in The Close, Tombland – will be more used to tackling each other than songs and dances, as the school's rugby players swap the scrum for the song.
The musical opens at The Norwich Playhouse, St George's Street, from November 16 to 19 and sees three rugby-playing students in principal roles, and some in the cast.
'School productions should include as many students as possible and bring out hidden talents, like learning to dance,' said Francis McIvor, senior tutor and director of the production.
The sporty leads have appeared in understudy and supporting roles in the school's previous shows, but most of the 'Crap Shooters' male chorus are making their stage debuts. And among their co-stars is a first team football player and a National Schools rowing champion.
You may also want to watch:
Ed Bartram, 16, who is in the lower sixth form and in the men's third rugby team, plays the lead Sky Masterson. He said: 'Rugby and musical theatre share many key skills, such as teamwork, coordination and fitness.'
Tickets are available on 01603 630000 or from www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
- 1 In photos: Norwich transformed but deserted in lockdown snowfall
- 2 Are you in our Norfolk school photos from the 1970s?
- 3 Londoners fined for travelling to stay at second home in Norfolk
- 4 Drag Race star kicks off BBC show stint with Norwich City theme
- 5 Tributes paid to 'happy and giggly' woman who died aged 23
- 6 Drivers face non-essential travel fines after spate of snow crashes
- 7 Norfolk wakes up to snow with more expected to fall
- 8 Pizza and Yorkshire pudding wrap takeaway opening in Norwich
- 9 'Village would be worse without it' - Owner on plans for 17th century pub
- 10 'Extraordinary' outbreak of Covid in Norwich prison