TALENTED youngsters are set to bring a dose of Disney magic to Inverclyde with their first musical production in three years.

Greenock Players Youth will be performing a stage version of Disney hit film Moana, entitled 'Moana Junior', at the Beacon Arts Centre today and tomorrow.

The production is the first musical the group has put on since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Sarah McCallum, a youth leader at GPY and former member, told the Tele the kids have been working hard to make sure the musical is a success.

She said:“We are so excited to finally be back together and performing our summer show.

"The kids have been working flat out since April to learn lines, dances and songs.

"It’s been great seeing it all coming together over the last few weeks - we’re so excited to bring some Disney magic to the Beacon this week”

During the pandemic, the group met online and outdoors to keep their acting skills sharp and their latest production will be the biggest show the performers have staged since they recommenced.

Sarah-Jayne Gorman, who is also a youth leader for GPY, says it had been amazing having everyone back in the same room.

She added: “During the pandemic, we met up in the park and over Zoom but it’s been great to get back together again."

The performers are planning to stage three shows at the Beacon, with curtain up at 7.30pm tonight.

A further two shows take place tomorrow at 2.30 and 7.30pm.

Scott Smith, 16, who is stepping into the shoes of Dwayne Johnson's Maui, says he can't wait to welcome audiences in.

He said: "I've been a member for nearly 10 years and am so looking forward to being back on stage."

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.beaconartscentre.co.uk/events/moana-jr