Students wow school audience with a 007 thriller

Students wow school audience with a 007 thriller

16th January 2015


YOUNG people proved they had a licence to thrill when their performance of a James Bond spectacular wowed a student audience.

Gold Thumb saw a group of students from Year 7-13 at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham, take to the stage in a spoof 007 tale of good versus evil.

The comic thriller took the honours at the academy’s 11th annual performing arts festival beating keen opposition from musicians and dancers.

Sixth former Ben Rowden played the villain Gold Thumb, with Luke Pratt starring as the real Bond, while James Driscoll played imposter Bond.

Year 7 student Louie Hall was pizza delivery boy, Cainan Lonsdale played the bodyguard, Richard Bellis was a casino waiter, while the glamorous Bond girl was Alex Dean.

Ben said: “We were really nervous as we hadn’t done anything like this before and comedy can fall really flat. But the audience seemed to love it, laughed in all the right places and we were delighted to win.”

The inter-house contest also featured soloists and groups, guitarists, pianists, a drum duet and several dancers.

Lydia Peverell came second with her dance/gymnastic routine while Rebecca Wadrop and Jack Sutton were placed third with their drum duet.

Hebrews took the overall house award, just beating Greeks into the runners up slot ahead of third place Medes and Romans in fourth.

Vice principal John Rhodes said: “The students take the contest very seriously, put a lot of time and effort into rehearsing and also have to pass an audition to make the final.

“It has grown into an annual extravaganza which is greatly anticipated and it proves to be a fabulous arena in which to showcase the many and varied talents of students at The King’s Academy.”

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