TALENTED young performers at The Kingswinford School are set to raise the roof again with this year's annual production.

Following successful productions of We Will Rock You, The Blues Brothers and Little Shop of Horrors - the school is staging School of Rock as this year's outing which promises to be its most energetic production to date.

The school's rendition of the musical version of the smash hit 2003 Jack Black movie will see star year ten student Alex Bradbury take on the lead role of Dewey Finn - an out of work rock musician who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious school.

Alex said of his starring role: "It’s been a fantastic experience. I have loved emulating Jack Black and finding my inner rocker. I never thought I'd be doing this. This is an exciting, funny, and challenging role but I am loving every minute of it. I can't wait to rock out in front of the Kingswinford community crowds."

The show also stars sisters Mollie and Mia Hickman, aged 14, and 12, who will be taking to the stage together for the first time.

Year ten student Mollie, who starred as Audrey in the school's successful 2016 production of Little Shop of Horrors, is playing school principal Miss Mullins; while Mia, who is in year eight, plays rock band manager Summer Hathaway.

New headteacher, Tom Macdonald, who joined the school in September 2017, said: "Having watched some of the rehearsals, I am tremendously excited about this production, this will be an extraordinary performance from our students.

"The whole school is getting behind the show and has already raised over £1,500 to improve the performance facilities and lighting systems so that we can have a truly professional production standard."

The show will run on February 14, 15 and 16 at 7pm.

Tickets are available from the school reception, with prices starting at £6.