Hull’s Northern Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) were back on the main stage at Hull Truck Theatre last week with the all-singing, all-dancing Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is an award-winning musical based in 1920s New York and follows the journey of Millie Dillmount, a thoroughly modern girl from Kansas in search of a wealthy man to marry.
This entertaining musical comedy was NAPA’s fourth production at Hull Truck and featured a cast of talented young performers, including South Hunsley students Emily C, Niamh R, Lily K, Lucy G and Maiya C.
The production also starred former South Hunsley students, Dean Makowski-Clayton as Jimmy Smith and Laura Banks as Miss Flannery.
Having performed in many of South Hunsley’s annual whole school productions, including ‘School of Rock’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Fame’ it was great to see both current and former students involved in this bright, funny and charming comedy which was packed with musical numbers and energetic dance routines.
Head of South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, Richard Williman attended the show and said:
“It was a real privilege to have seen so many talented young people deliver such a professional performance. All who were involved are to be commended for the hard work and commitment they have shown and I look forward to hearing all about their future performances.”
Based in Hull, NAPA offers classes in Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre for budding performers aged 3-19 as extra-curricular activities, after school, and at weekends. Visit www.northernacademy.org.uk for more information.