Sheffield school’s theatre show heading for a sell-out

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Grease is the word for pupils at a Sheffield school who are bringing their production of the popular musical to the city’s Crucible theatre.

The High Storrs School show on Friday and Saturday, July 4 and July 5, is the follow up to last year’s Sweeney Todd – and the first night is already sold out.

Grease will be part of the annual Sheffield Children’s Festival, and is set to showcase the school’s expertise in performing arts.

Abi Merritt, school spokeswoman, said: “At the Crucible, the students have the opportunity to feel what it’s like to be a professional actor by stepping on to the legendary stage, use the backstage dressing rooms and have the stage lighting shine bright in their eyes.

“Every year, the students who make it into the cast of the production rave about the fantastic experience.

“When it came to the auditions we had record numbers of students desperate to be seen. More than 200 students filled our dance and drama studios to show the panel their best moves and singing.”

Show directors are drama teachers Claire Pender and Carl Jeffrey while the design, technology and art departments are working together on set design.