Standing ovation for West Side Story cast

Fred Longworth High School's production of West Side Story
Fred Longworth High School's production of West Side Story

Talented students at Fred Longworth High School recently performed three sell out shows of the classic American musical ‘West Side Story’.

The cast were given a standing ovation following their re-enactment of the story of the feuding Sharks and Jets. The 1950s street set and backdrop created a visual masterpiece which was complrmented by strong vocal performances of the warring New York City gangs.

Head of Drama, Alison Bell, said: “I was beaming with pride on Friday night and saw, for the fourth year in a row, how a strong team effort can produce such a wonderfully positive outcome.

“The show epitomised the dedication and passion of both staff and students alike. Staff and students were a credit to themselves and the school and it was a pleasure to come and watch a performance that was above and beyond high-school standard”.

West Side Story is the latest in a long line of star performances at the Tyldesley School whose previous productions include ‘Wicked of Oz’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Annie’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Billy Elliott’.

See more photos in the Leigh Reporter this week (February 16)