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Teens tackle tale about growing up

STAMP ON IT ... Anna Fail, Dylan Totton and Daniel Shilling ready to perform 13 The Musical.

STAMP ON IT ... Anna Fail, Dylan Totton and Daniel Shilling ready to perform 13 The Musical.

A SOUTH Tyneside drama club is tackling a tale of growing up.

STAMP is staging 13 The Musical for what is believed to be the first time in the North East.

The group will take on the Broadway and West End show tomorrow, at Brinkburn Community Association, in McAnany Avenue, South Shields.

The coming-of-age show, which follows a group of kids in Indiana, in the US, is being directed by Christopher Perry and Barbara Williams.

Rhys Chambers, 16, one-quarter of South Shields band The Waiters, will also be helping out as the show’s musical director.

Christopher said: “This is a show that we’ve wanted to do for a while now, and we’ve just managed to get the rights.

“We think this is the first time the show is going to be on anywhere in the North East, so that’s really exciting.

“STAMP’s older group is putting on the show and for some of them, it’ll be their last one.

“They’re grown-up, and ready to move on, so it’ll be a very special performance.

“There’s some fantastic music in the show, and part of the deal is that you’ve got to have a live band.

“Some of the dancers are very intricate too, and it’s a very big show.

“It’s been a lot of hard work putting it together, but it should be a really good show.

“Everyone is really looking forward to getting up on the stage and doing it now.”

Tickets for the 7pm show cost £6 with a £4 concession, and can be bought on the door.

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