Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

It's A Wonderful Life - Bookings Now Open

The Boys' Division's festive production, a stage adaptation of the Frank Capra favourite, It's a Wonderful Life, will air on Friday 11th December at 7.30pm.  

School has worked in partnership with the Octagon Theatre and film production company, Sitcom Soldiers, to produce an entirely new medium: live theatre performance for film, blended with moments from Capra's 1946 original. In times of social distancing, we have been creative about being creative and determined to organise a get together with the School community this Christmas. 

We would love you to join us. The event will be a live presentation of our feature film, streamed to your homes from the Boys' Division Great Hall. Head Boy Charlie Griffiths (playing George Bailey) and Senior Monitor Jude Ashcroft (playing Henry F. Potter) will compere the evening. The interval will include musical performances and our school community crowd-sourced film which explores the ingredients of a wonderful life.  

SUPPORTING THE ORGANISATIONS AND PEOPLE WORKING IN ARTS AND CULTURE AT RISK DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

We would usually charge a ticket fee of £5 per head for our theatrical productions. This time, we would like you to consider lending your support to The Theatrical Guild and our local theatre, the Octagon, on a donate-what-you-can basis. Monies raised will be split equally between The Theatrical Guild and the Octagon Theatre. 

It has been a difficult year for everyone, including the creative and cultural industries. The nation’s empty theatres are fighting to survive and The Theatrical Guild, urged by distinguished Old Boy Sir Ian McKellen, has launched a charity fund specifically to support non-performing staff who face poverty and do not qualify for government help. Read more about this here: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jul/18/ian-mckellen-donates-40000-to-help-uk-theatre-workers-through-pandemic

BOOKING FOR CURRENT PUPILS AND PARENTS

To make an online ticket booking and optional charitable donation for It’s a Wonderful Life, please click here to be re-directed to the School's online payment system. ​The title of the payment item is 'It's a Wonderful Life'. 

STAFF, ALUMNI AND GENERAL TICKET SALES

To make an online ticket booking and optional charitable donation for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, please click here to be re-directed to the School's online payment system. 

In the reason for payment field, please enter the following details:

  • Name of the event being booked
  • Name(s) of guest(s)
  • Email address that you would like the access code for the event to be sent to 

Thank you for your continued support of creative activities in school. We hope to spread some festive cheer this December, and, in the words of Clarence, remember that it really is a wonderful life when we have the privilege of friendship and community. ​ 

General enquiries: nrl@boltonschool.org ​

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Head Boy Charlie Griffiths will take the lead role of George Bailey