Bugsy is a riotous triumph

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PUPILS brought the roaring twenties back to life at the Kings Theatre last week, in a rip-roaring production of Bugsy Malone.

The classic tale of gangster feuds and prohibition was staged by pupils at Portsmouth’s Charter Academy.

Rahim Ahmed, 14, who played Bronx Charlie, said: ‘It’s been great to work with other people of different ages.

‘The rehearsals went on for a long time, but the end was worth it.’

Adam Mills, 13, in the role of Ritzy, added: ‘I made some new friends and had a lot of fun. I wasn’t sure about doing a musical at the beginning, but now it’s over, I can’t wait to do it again next year.’

Bugsy represents a triumph for the academy and its pupils, who were drawn from all year groups and rehearsed for months.’