Pajama Game fun for Suffolk children

SUFFOLK schoolchildren put on their own version of a Broadway hit.St Joseph's College's production of the Pajama Game, its 19th annual production, ran for two nights at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion this week.

SUFFOLK schoolchildren put on their own version of a Broadway hit.

St Joseph's College's production of the Pajama Game, its 19th annual production, ran for two nights at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion this week.

The show was based on the novel Seven and a Half Cents by Richard Bissell and told the story of labour troubles in a pyjama factory, where worker demands for a seven and a half cent raise went unheeded.

In the midst of this ordeal, love blossomed between Babe, the complaint committee head and Sid, the new factory superintendent.

The school's production boasted a cast of more than 70 students, with a professional orchestra, and featured favourites such as Hernandos Hideaway and Steam Heat.

It was produced by teachers Jean Weale and David Cole and saw head boy Joshua Davey in his debut lead role.

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The school has previously put on Calamity Jane, Grease and Oklahoma.

The Pajama Game opened on Broadway in May 13, 1954 and ran for 1,063 performances.

It was revived in 1973 and again in 2006 by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

The original production won a Tony for Best Musical and the 2006 Broadway revival worn a Tony Award for Best revival of a musical.

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