Grease is the Word!

Performing Arts students at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College donned their leather jackets and dancing shoes recently, as they brought the cult hit musical Grease to their Brislington College.


The cast of 26 St Brendan’s students enjoyed telling the story of good-girl Sandy and greaser Danny during a 1950’s American summer of romance and rebellion. The students put on three performances of their toe-tapping show, including a matinee and two sell-out evening performances.


Family, friends, Governors, local secondary school students and year 11 pupils who have their sights set firmly on joining St Brendan’s in September made up the enthusiastic audience, who were impressed with the quality of the performance.


The local T-Birds and Pink Ladies are all a part of the College’s Performing Arts Academy and study a mixture of acting, dance and singing as part of their A-level studies. Many of the cast will be pursuing their love for performance when they leave St Brendan’s this summer, with students going on to study at prestigious Drama Schools across the country and volunteering in theatre settings.


Producer of the hit show ad Musical Theatre teacher Rachel Hunt commented, “I am incredibly proud of all of my students who took part in this year’s musical. They have worked so hard over the past few months to ensure each performance was perfect. It’s fantastic to be able to work with such amazingly talented students and I am excited to see where our St Brendan’s stars go over the next few years – many of them are destined for a future on the stage!”