Speakeasy set for Broch Academy

Some of the Speakeasy cast [Picture: Darren Wilson. DWPHOTOGRAPHY]
Some of the Speakeasy cast [Picture: Darren Wilson. DWPHOTOGRAPHY]

Fraserburgh Academy pupils plan to bring the glitz and glamour of 1930s America to the stage in this year’s school show.

Set during the prohibition era Speakeasy was written by academy pupils and will feature an ensemble cast of around 40 students.

In the show the 1930s prohibition is the setting for an alliance between dance-diva Roxanne and gangster Louie as the pair attempt to secure territory of Benny’s Bar - the Speakeasy after which the show is named.

Against this backdrop the production tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, Tommy and Delilah, whose fledgling relationship must endure the conflict of Benny’s Bar.

Will their love triumph, or will it become a casualty in the Speakeasy war?

Written by Fraserburgh Academy pupils Brenna Morrison, Hollie Buchan and Sydney Sherry, Speakeasy hosts a number of reworked pop classics such as Britney Spears’ Toxic, Beyonce’s Crazy in Love and Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.

Gina Macmillan, who works in the English department at the school, said the pupils, “have been working tirelessly since last October to ensure a fun filled evening for all the family.”

The show will run for three consecutive days at the end of June, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30.

Doors open at 7pm with curtains up at 7.30 pm.

Tickets cost £7 with a £5 concession and are available at the school off ice or at the door, though people are asked to hurry as they are expected to sell out fast.

The show, which will be directed by Ed Walton, promises a lots of dancing and entertainment.

Produced by Lesley Wilson the show will also have the academy’s drama teacher Stephen Ralph working behind the scenes as technical director.

For more information on tickets and concessions contact the school on 01346 515771.

As the poster says: “Secrets, cocktails and laughter entertains. Jazz and romance as prohibition reigns.”