Hartlepool school to stage The Sound of Music

cast members from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College rehearse lines for their next play The Sound of Music. Picture by FRANK REID
cast members from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College rehearse lines for their next play The Sound of Music. Picture by FRANK REID
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The halls are alive with the sound of music at one Hartlepool school this week.

Pupils at The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College are gearing up to put on musical The Sound of Music, as part of their annual showcase this month.

English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College pupil Grace Allen with a little help from choreographer and director Charlotte Stevens rehearse her for part in The Sound of Music. Picture by FRANK REID

English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College pupil Grace Allen with a little help from choreographer and director Charlotte Stevens rehearse her for part in The Sound of Music. Picture by FRANK REID

About 40 students from Year 7 to Year 13 have been chosen to star in the show, out of more than 100 who auditioned. Pupils will put on four shows which will run from November 16 to 19, in the St Anne’s Hall at the school.

Charlotte Stevens, musical director and choreographer for the show, said: “We usually get 200 people a night for each performance.

“ We are doing The Sound of Music because it is the 50th anniversary of the show.

“Everybody is doing really well – there is some amazing talent. It is one of our best shows yet.”

Year 11 pupil Grace Allen will take the lead part of Maria, while Year 12 pupil Ellis Miller will take on the lead role of Captain Von Trapp. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are £4 for child and concession and £6 an adult.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from reception.