The rising stars of a Hartlepool academy are set to dazzle in a new show

Dozens of talented youngsters are all set to show off their stage talents.

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 11:02 am
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 12:06 pm
Members of the Edith Harrison Performing Arts Academy, at the Blind Welfare Hall, Avenue Road, Hartlepool, getting ready for their next performance, titled 'Showtime'.

About 45 children from the Edith Harrison Performing Arts Academy, in Hartlepool, have been preparing since just after Christmas for their production of It’s Showtime.

Their dedication will pay off when they perform a three-night run of shows at the Town Hall Theatre, in Raby Road, Hartlepool, this week.

Performances will start at 7pm each night of the run, which lasts from Wednesday to Friday.

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Get ready for a mix of modern and traditional numbers and children appearing in stylish costumes. Organisers say the show has something for everyone.

Academy owner Edith Harrison said: “The children will be doing drama, singing and all kinds of dancing including lyrical, ballet and tap.”

The academy provides all the costumes for the children. The show has the support of academy officials Jessica Harrison, Charlotte Stephens and Kate Pugh, who will all be helpers, as well as Andrew McAllister on the singing side and Christine Davison on piano.

Edith added: “There are 45 children involved and they are aged from three. We have students aged 18 and 19 taking part and coming in during their spare time.”

Tickets cost £9 for adults and £7 for concessions.

They are available from the theatre box office, which can be found within Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre in Church Square. It is open between 10am and 4.30pm from Tuesday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.

For more details and to book a seat, people can also contact (01429) 890000.

Tickets are also available online by visiting