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Audiences in Framlingham for Thomas Mills High School’s West Side Story can expect ‘amazing show’

PUBLISHED: 13:00 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 08 November 2017

Dress rehearsal of West Side Story at Thomas Mills High School. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Dress rehearsal of West Side Story at Thomas Mills High School. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A Suffolk school’s take on the iconic musical West Side Story gets under way tonight – with audiences told to expect an “amazing show”.

Cast members practise their dance moves. Picture: GREGG BROWN Cast members practise their dance moves. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham said its large cast, band and crew had managed to put the whole production together in just seven weeks.

The production is based on Romeo and Juliet but set in 1950s New York. Picture: GREGG BROWN The production is based on Romeo and Juliet but set in 1950s New York. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Director of music Richard Hanley said: “The fiendishly difficult score has proved a challenge for instrumentalists and singers alike, but all is ready for an amazing show. Many of the pupils have enjoyed the extensive dance routines which are a feature of the show.”

The production has been put together in just seven weeks. Picture: GREGG BROWN The production has been put together in just seven weeks. Picture: GREGG BROWN

West Side Story has earned a reputation as one of the greats of musical theatre, with its reinterpretation of Romeo and Juliet set in 1950s gangland New York.

There will be three nights of shows. Picture: GREGG BROWN There will be three nights of shows. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The school’s production of runs for three nights until Friday.

Many of the pupils are said to have enjoyed learning the extensive dance routines. Picture: GREGG BROWN Many of the pupils are said to have enjoyed learning the extensive dance routines. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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