The Greatest Show in Somerset

Students at Fosseway School write about their Silver Arts Award performance.

The Greatest Show in Somerset

The Fosseway Thursday performing arts group have produced a play called The Greatest Show in Somerset. It is based on the film, The Greatest Showman, but is more comedic.

The play was created and written by the students, based on improvisations. The story starts with teenagers having just watched The Greatest Showman at the cinema and are approached by a real Ringmaster, El Fantastico, whose circus is on the brink of shutting down due to lack of quality acts. The friends decide to audition for the circus and succeed, helping El Fantastico to create the greatest show in Somerset. Unfortunately, a group of local protesters attack the circus, almost killing El Fantastico. Luckily, one of the friends steps up to take over his role as the Circus Leader and there is a happy ending. The play ends with a big disco scene which involves the audience.

Everyone learned new skills for the show. These include creating circus performances such as using poi and stage-fighting, telling jokes, and learning new technical skills such as using the lighting desk and creating sound and music to complete the show.


Derry C as El Fantastico

Josh Co as Oddbob the Clown

Nicole, Jody, and Chloe W as Teenagers & Angry Ladies

Chloe H as The Bearded Lady & Scriptwriter

Josh Ch as the Lighting Director

Ellis J as the Sound Director

Joe R as Backstage Manager

Rachel G as the Director

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  • Bee Snellen

    On 15 March 2019, 13:30 Bee Snellen Voice Team commented:

    This sounds like it was a great show! Good idea to base it off something original, but giving it your own twist!

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