King's College pupils ready to go Singin’ in the Rain

Toe-tapping tunes and dazzling dance numbers will hit the stage for King’s College’s production of Singin’ in the Rain later this month.

About 50 pupils in grade 5 and 6 have been rehearsing hard for the recreation of the Hollywood classic.

On stage: King's College pupils Ethan Greene, Isaac Draffen and Jack Purcell are preparing for their production of Singin' in the Rain. Pictures: Christine Ansorge

On stage: King's College pupils Ethan Greene, Isaac Draffen and Jack Purcell are preparing for their production of Singin' in the Rain. Pictures: Christine Ansorge

Director Regina Kenna said the production would have plenty of appeal for audiences.

“It’s got a lot of big songs in it that a lot of people would know. It’s got big scenes and big dances,” she said.

Rehearsals began at the end of term two for the production, set in the roaring ’20s as Hollywood makes the transition from silent to “talkie” films.

The show follows on from the success of the school’s first junior school production – The Lion King – in 2016.

What a glorious feelin': King's College pupils Livinia Benfell and Taz Reuel rehearse for their roles in Singin' in the Rain, which will hit the school's stage later this month.

What a glorious feelin': King's College pupils Livinia Benfell and Taz Reuel rehearse for their roles in Singin' in the Rain, which will hit the school's stage later this month.

Singin’ in the Rain will take to the school’s stage on Thursday, October 19 at 11am, Friday, October 20 at 7pm and Saturday, October 21 at 7pm. Tickets are available at trybooking.com with limited tickets also available at the door.