Students from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe are giving Shakespeare a 60s twist

The cast of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School'sl Much Ado About Nothing.
The cast of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School'sl Much Ado About Nothing.
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These high school students are giving their production of a Shakespeare classic a 60s-themed twist.

The pupils from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School are performing an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing with a focus on the Beatles.

And they will be taking to a stage that has featured a host of national stars as the half-hour production will be featuring as part of an event at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

They will be joining other budding actors in the Shakespeare for School Festival on Thursday, October 18 .

Staffa the school say excitement has been flowing as the cast of 21 young thespians, ranging from Years 8 to 12, near their final rehearsals in preparation for performance night on a professional stage.

Tickets for the event are £10 each and can be bought via the link on The West Yorkshire Playhouse website at www.wyp.org.uk or by calling the theatre’s box office on 0113 213 7700.

The school says it is also supporting its young cast by arranging for a coach to takestudents and staff to see the performance.