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Star turn from Lucy in production of well-loved musical

First year Lucy Grundy produced excellent performances as she took part in an extended run of one of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The musical, based on a children’s book written by James Bond author Ian Fleming, sees a down-on-his-luck inventor turn a broken-down car into a fancy vehicle for his children who go off on a magical fantasy adventure.

Lucy played Jemima, one of these children, and she really brought the character to life with her expertly delivered lines and on-stage chemistry with the rest of the Potts family, enthralling audience members from the very start.

The pupil, who is a big fan of musicals, said of her experience: “I love singing and I like drama and performing arts so it was great fun being part of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I enjoyed the rehearsing and my friends were really happy that I was in the show.

“My mum came to watch the show over 10 times so I think she knows the whole show off by heart!”

Adam Bruce, a writer for ‘A Younger Theatre’ summed up the excellent performances with his review: “Everything about this production sparkles and shines with sheer magic. The entire company, from the main characters to the extensive ensemble of adults and children, give it their absolute all, with energy, slickness and confidence in every performance. Songs and dances are executed superbly well too, and you can’t help but feel great while watching these top performances and unfolding of such a well-rounded plot.”

Lucy is eager to do another musical and we are sure that she will take the stage by storm!

Photos courtesy of Robling Photography