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Youngsters take stage by storm in gangster musical
5:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014 in News
Buy this photo » Matt Vilim as Bugsy Malone, centre, with Amelie Cooper, left, as Tallulah, and Raquel Sklar as Blousey Picture: OX65348 Damian Halliwell
CHILDREN took centre stage for three days over half-term with a series of activities in Wolvercote based around hit 1976 gangster musical Bugsy Malone.
Amelie Cooper, 11, went along to the Oxford Academy of Performing Arts half-term holiday course with sister Hazel, nine, and cousin Ella, seven. The pupil at Cherwell Secondary School played the female lead in Bugsy Malone alongside leading male, 10-year-old Matt Vilim.
She said: “I had a great time playing Tallulah.
It was the first time I have ever sung a solo.”
Parents Amanda and Andrew Cooper went to see their daughters in the musical at Wolvercote Village Hall.
Mrs Cooper said: “They learnt an awful lot in a few days and the course was brilliant.
“The girls came home buzzing each night and we had a great time watching the show.”
The course featured 19 children aged eight to 12.