Sunderland school prepares to stage Grease

Pupils from Red House Academy taking part in a dress rehearsal for their production of Grease.
Pupils from Red House Academy taking part in a dress rehearsal for their production of Grease.
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GREASE is the word on everyone’s lips at a Sunderland school where pupils are gearing up for a big production.

The young actors at Red House Academy are busy perfecting their quiffs for the Youth Theatre Group’s performance of Grease.

There are really some stand-out performances and I would urge the public to come and watch it.

The characters of Danny and Sandy and their friends in the T-Birds and Pink Ladies are all aged 11 to 16 years old and have been put through a gruelling rehearsal schedule for the past six months.

All of the cast have been getting together after school and even on Sundays to perfect their performances.

Head of musical theatre at the academy, Laura Tindall, who is directing and choreographing the show, said: “The students have become so passionate about performing arts in this school. They have really taken to the show and it’s great to see them developing their skills all the time.

“There are really some stand-out performances and I would urge the public to come and watch it.”

The school hall is currently being transformed into Rydell High School of 1959 and Nathan Beckett, 15, who plays Kenickie, said: “Grease has been a phenomenal experience, full of brilliant acting and singing, jovial dancing and unreal banter.”

The show will be staged from March 11-13 and tickets, costing £5 for adults and £3 for concessions, are available from school reception on 561 5512.