A TROUPE of talented Port Glasgow young people are hoping their new school show will be a roaring success. 

Pupils at Port Glasgow High School are staging their own version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. 

The 52-strong cast and crew have been rehearsing three times a week since November and are raring to go for the performances which will take place at the school. 

Greenock Telegraph:
Drama teacher Lucia Millar said the pupils have pulled out all the stops to stage a song and dance spectacular.

She said: "This is my first show at Port Glasgow High School and we wanted to do something a bit different that would showcase all of the different types of performers we have here at the school. 

"We have triple handers who can sing, dance, and act. 

"A musical that's complex like Beauty and the Beast will show off the skills of our technical team as well. 

"We have a technical crew of 22, and three pupils are going on to further education in technical theatre. 

"They're a really great bunch to work with and I'm very proud of them."

Greenock Telegraph:
The musical will feature all of the familiar Beauty and the Beast characters, including Belle, The Beast, Gaston, and Lumiere. 

The Beast is played by Caden Arthur, and Lana Heffernan is Belle.

Spectacular costumes have been hired from That Looks Good, and the set is hired from Reset Scenery. 

Lucia said the show is a family musical that's suitable for everyone. 

Greenock Telegraph:
She's looking forward to seeing all of the pupils shine on stage. 

Lucia added: "We've made sure we have a lot of new faces in the cast this year, and wanted to get everyone involved. 

"It's so important to get across the message that drama club is for everyone. 

"It's a very inclusive space, and we want everyone to feel welcome and involved and equal.  

"We've created a space where everyone can thrive."

To find out more about the show and book tickets, phone Port Glasgow High School on 01475 715200.