THE curtain opens on a fabulous new performance of iconic musical Singin’ in the Rain today.

Pupils at Notre Dame High are turning the clock back to the glamour of the 20s with dazzling dance routines and a superb score for this year’s show

They’ve been rehearsing since January and all their hard work has paid off.

Principal teacher of music Gerard Gordon said: “We have a great sixth year, they have been amazing ambassadors for the school.

“This is a great show to go out on and it suits their personality and their talents.”

Around 70 pupils from first to sixth year are taking part in the extravaganza, including those on stage, behind the scenes and orchestra.

Ewan Boyle, 17, who takes the role of Cosmo Brown, said: “I started taking part in the school show two years ago with South Pacific and I was hooked so I came back this year.

“It’s a fantastic show, it’s so enjoyable playing the role of Cosmo because there’s a bit of comedy.

“If you mess up, people will laugh anyway.”

The musical features some classic songs including the title song plus Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh and All I do is Dream of You.

Music teacher Lynette Beaton said: “The pupils have all worked really hard. They’re a bunch of very well behaved, lovely kids.”

The school has the perfect person to choreograph the dance routines - someone who worked with the legendary Donald O’Connor.

Jean McDonald met the star when she starred in a film at the tender age of 20.

Jean said: “I went to dance college from school and I did a movie and I danced with him.

“He was lovely, a really nice person, and it was a great experience for me.

“Singin’ in the Rain is one of my favourite films, because of that I’ve got a soft spot for it.”

The show runs until Saturday and tickets costing £8 are available from the school by calling 715150 or any cast member.