Rising Stars take to stage

Heanor Musical Theatre Company’s youth theatre group Rising Stars are performing that popular children’s show Bugsy Malone later this month.

It will be at Heanor Gate Science College from May 29-31, at 7.15pm each night.

The youth theatre group was established in 1996, and this is the second time that they have performed this lively show which is based on events in Chicago in the 1920s/30s during the Prohibition era.

It is a classic gangster story but with all the parts played by children.

There is a cast of 25 ranging in age from nine to 17 and the challenge is that many of the youngsters are having to play several parts with many costume changes.

It features lively songs, including Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, good dance routines, colourful costumes and battles with splurge guns!

It was made into a movie in 1976 featuring the young Jodie Foster playing Tallulah. The production team is made up of director Stacey Crowe, choreographer Victoria Palmer amd musical director Charlotte Daniel.

Theatre company chairman Janet Newton said: “t promises to be an entertaining show suitable for all the family. ”

Tickets are available now on 01773 762042. Adult tickets are £8 and concessions are £7.