MEMBERS past and present from a local youth theatre pulled out all the stops to stage a spectacular fright night show and kickstart one of Inverclyde's most popular festivals.

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Kayos Youth Theatre went back to their roots to get this year's Galoshans Festival off the ground in style with their production of Little Shop of Horrors at Port Town Hall.

With puppetry to master and a seven-piece live band involved in the ambitious project, many former Kayos members came back on board to help out and make sure the four show run was a massive success.

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From front of house to backstage it was a real team effort as director Kevin Jannetts, the cast, crew and everyone else played their part.

Kevin said: "The show was fantastic, it was a real success and the audience loved it. I don't think people realise what it takes to put on a show like this. There is so much that goes into a production and we couldn't do it without all the support we get.

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"We work with our members, fellow professionals and so many former members who come back to help in whatever way they can.

"It was a challenging musical to put on but fantastic fun, there is a not a bad song, they are all great. It really came together.

"It is great for us to be a part of the Galoshans Festival as well.

"We had a live band made up of members, former members and teachers, who were brilliant. We cannot do performances without a live band, it just wouldn't be able to go ahead without them."

Kayos called on their friends for the show, with Prominence Academy's Lauren Mortimer stepping in as choreographer while the collection of top local talents also included Amy O'Brien and musical director Donald Campbell.

There was also a puppetry workshop from actor Jessica Innes and Dylan Bonnar came on board to pull the strings of one of the infamous plants in the show.

Behind the scenes, dad and son team Paul and Josh Gregory did a great job of the lighting.

Kevin said: "We can't thank all those involved enough. We have also been wonderfully supported by Inverclyde Leisure and the team at Port Glasgow Town Hall and look forward to working  with them again."

Kayos are currently looking for more people to come on board and sit on their committee so that they can continue to put on top performances in Inverclyde .

Kevin said: "We have a great committee and they helped with everything in the run-up to the show, but we really need a chairperson and secretary if anyone feels they have time to spare."