Bromley school girls follow in footsteps of ‘dame’ Gillian Lynne

PUBLISHED: 14:46 08 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:46 08 January 2014

Bromley High School students performing in their annual dance production.

Bromley High School students performing in their annual dance production.


Former Bromley schoolgirl Gillian Lynne is set to become a dame after her name was placed on the New Year’s Honours List.

Chosen for her services to dance and musical theatre, the-soon-to-be Dame Gillian, 87, went to Bromley High School before receiving countless accolades - including two Olivier Awards.

Her first, in 1981, was for her choreography in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, while the second came last year in the form of a lifetime achievement award.

Aiming to follow in the theatre star’s footsteps, more than 100 students at her former school, in Blackbrook Lane, took part in the annual dance production A Step in Time last month.

Featuring songs from across the decades, including Putting on the Ritz and hits from Little Mix, three external choreographers teamed with sixth form girls to put the show together.

Head teacher, Louise Simpson, said: “What a stunning performance.

“We were catapulted backwards and forwards in time, tardis-like and enjoyed a fabulous evening of dance with everything from the Spice Girls to the fifties, rock and roll.

“The atmosphere was electric and the girls’ dancing was, as ever, outstanding.”

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