Picture gallery: Grease was the word in slick student production in Great Dunmow

14:42 17 January 2014

From left, students Cormac Lyons (Kenickie), Archie Murphy (Doody), Angus White (Danny), Ryan Johnson (Sonny) and Chris Larkin (Roger).

From left, students Cormac Lyons (Kenickie), Archie Murphy (Doody), Angus White (Danny), Ryan Johnson (Sonny) and Chris Larkin (Roger).


Grease was the word when students took to the stage for their first production of 2014.

Students and staff at The Helena Romanes School, Great Dunmow, have been working since the summer on the ninth annual whole school production of Grease.

Year 13 Ellie Jones, the assistant director, said: “The cast are all really talented and this has been a great opportunity for me. All of our audiences thoroughly enjoyed our amazing show.”

Estate agents Mullucks Wells donated £500 for the refreshments for the school production.


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