A SCHOOL is hosting a performance of a well-known West End theatre show next month.

Smithills School will be presenting their ‘divine’ production of Sister Act Jr from November 15 to 17.

The musical tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a high-spirited aspiring singer, who witnesses a murder and is forced to enter the Queen of Angels convent under witness protection.

Drew Cohen, president and chief executive officer of Music Theatre International, said the framework and acting shows how each of us can express ourselves in our own way.

He said: “Raise your voice’ is the beautiful, central message of this musical about a wilful songstress who finds grace and fulfilment in the place she least expects it.

“It is only when Deloris takes sanctuary that she finds her place in the world. Through the framework of this musical these students show how each of us can find our own unique way to express ourselves.”

Staff at Smithills say they are excited to welcome back residents, family and friends to see the production come to life.

Andy Milthorpe, the school’s performing arts head, said: “We can’t wait to welcome the community back in to Smithills to watch our show, Sister Act Jr.

“It’s been way too long and I know the pupils and staff have missed showcasing our amazing productions here at Smithills.”

Lizzy Oakes, head of drama at Smithills, is just as excited as her colleague.

She said: “The pupils and staff have been working tirelessly, after school, at breaks and lunchtime, to put on this show for the community. We can’t wait for you all to see it.”

The school will present the show nightly at 7pm in their main hall.

Tickets are priced at £3 or four tickets for £10 and can be purchased/collected from the school’s student services section.