Following previous triumphant sell-out productions of ‘Chicago (High School Edition)’, ‘Made in Dagenham’ and ‘Our House’, Richard Huish College is preparing for its next show, an adaption of the Tony-nominated musical, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’.
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, this is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behaviour turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
The Huish production features starring roles for students, Mac Lee as Clyde Barrow, and Erin Oliver as Bonnie Parker (both pictured ). Mac was named as one of Taunton Youth Culture and Arts’ (TYCA’s) 2023 Commissioned Artists.
The cast is made up of students from across all courses at the College, who have come together as part of the Performing Arts EnRICH programme to create the show. The performers on stage will be supported by fellow students in various other roles ranging from costume and set design to lighting and sound production, and by a live band who will be combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.
Four pupils from Culmstock Primary School, Huish Episcopi Primary School, Kingsmead School and The Castle School have also joined the cast this year to play the roles of Young Bonnie & Clyde.
Following the success of previous shows, an additional fourth night has been added to the schedule with performances running 30th January – 2nd February.Box Office