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Teesdale School students to perform West Side Story
THEATRICAL students are treading the boards in preparation for a musical masterpiece.
A 56-strong cast at Teesdale School, in Barnard Castle, has started rehearsing for West Side Story, which they will perform on three consecutive nights from February 5 to 7, next year.
The production is being directed by Jill Cole, from the Castle Players group, with assistance from Year 12 pupil Caitlin Carr.
Other pupils from the school will be involved backstage and with props and costumes.
Behind the scenes, Year 12 theatre studies students are managing lighting, music technology students from Years 12 and 13 are in charge of sound and Sarah Bedwell, from Year 13, will lead choreography.
David Ferrari, director of faculty for art and design, who will conduct the musical, said: “This is an extremely ambitious project.
“The school has waited many years to have the right students to produce this notoriously demanding musical.
“We last did it in 2002 and it was mind-blowing. The musical is demanding in every sense.
“It is difficult musically and it has emotional content which is really difficult to deal with.
“For a secondary school to make a good job of it requires very mature students and I am convinced that is our cast.”
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