Crazy For You!

 

 

What better way to finish the term and start the summer than with the Classic western Musical “Crazy or You!”? Over the last few weeks, our students have been hard at work making the equivalent of a small village for the show- Saloon, Post office, Bar, General store, a Theatre, all we need now is Clint Eastwood! The Good, The Bad and The Ugly? More like The Good, The Cladded and the The Dirty (wash)…

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This door looks particularly happy about being part of the Gaiety Theatre set

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Painting up the stars of the show (literally…)

Meanwhile in the paint shop, the students were evidently inspired the June heat and created a wonderful desert back cloth, complete with mountains, shrubs and the odd distant mirage. All in all, probably the best view in all of London.

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Almost like having a window in the workshop!

Things were equally busy over in props, where the students decided to try their hands at being mechanics, and made a classic car for a horde of dancers to emerge from.

First a timber frame was made and clad in MDF to create the right shape. Then, after lots of filling, sanding and routing later, the car was ready for it’s glossy finish! A basecoat of emulsion was painted on, then covered in a crystal clear resin to make the car look shiny and new- almost like the real thing!

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Nice and roomy on the inside.

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Also doubles up as a caravan, just in time for the holidays!

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Maddie and Becca take health and safety very seriously…

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No time to door-dle, the car’s almost finished!

After a hectic final week, with lots of late nights and the odd early start (as appears to be tradition with Musicals!), everything was finished and ready to go. I think everyone is now ready for a bit of a break before the start of the next school year…once we take it all down again, anyway!

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Looking good after driving us crazy!

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For some reason, the props departmet has no washers left… I wonder where they went?

 

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I think the sets looked pretty amazing in general!

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Can you really have a western without swinging saloon doors?

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