The Demon Headmaster returns to a stage near you soon

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Showbiz students are performing a stage version of a hit TV show with a devil of a storyline - The Demon Headmaster.

Young performers from The Michael Hall Theatre School Drama Department are presenting their version of the Gillian Cross book, made popular through a successful television series.

When foster child Di arrives at the home of Harvey and Lloyd a series of questions are raised.

David Twizell, known for his booming bass voice, plays ‘Sir’ while the rest of the cast is played by children.

“It is fantastic to produce musicals and cabaret,” said principal Michael Hall.

“But plays really need lots of concentration on the part of both the actors and the audience.

“It is not easy to pull it off. You never know what is going to happen. It’s very exciting.”

This play follows on from productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Diary of Anne Frank and Romeo and Juliet.

Mr Hall added: “The philosophy of the school is to present many and various shows, both professional and amateur.”

The show plays at the Visual Noise Arts Centre on Preston Old Road, Marton, at 2.30pm on Sunday and 7.30pm on Tuesday.