KNUTSFORD Little Theatre became home to Rydell High when its junior section brought to life the Grease School Edition.

Featuring a cast of 34 children aged between eight and 16, the hugely popular show ran over four days.

This version of the classic musical, which was adapted by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and directed by Ben Evans-Clarke, follows the story of teenage sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, who were played by Max Hildred and Erin Eaves.

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Deviating slightly from the original, it focuses more on the lives of the T Birds and Pink Ladies and their time at school, including the eagerly-anticipated High School Hop.

Daisy Boardman, Jasmine Clew, Millie Graham and Eleanor Townsend were the Pink Ladies, while Callum Eaves, Arthur Gething, Harry Jennings and Harvey Watson took the roles of the T Birds.

There was an unprecedented total of 85 costumes, which were brought together by a small band of hardworking and enthusiastic volunteers.

The set was built by members of the theatre, who meet every Thursday night on non-production weeks.

With a catchy rock and roll soundtrack, featuring much-loved songs such as Summer Nights and Greased Lightnin’, the cast were backed by a live band made up of local volunteers.

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Ben Evans-Clarke said: “I am extremely proud of all of our juniors for creating another incredible piece of theatre.

“I am always impressed by how much these young people are able to develop their performance skills throughout their time with us, by not only working hard, but having immense fun and enjoying themselves along the way.

“We had a huge amount of interest for the show and were delighted to have so many performers.

“There were some new faces, while others have been with us for years.

“We are always looking for new members, and would love to hear from anyone who would like to be involved, as an actor, director or as part of the production and backstage crew.

“Run entirely by volunteers, this production would never have happened without the support of parent helpers and adult members.”

The theatre’s next junior show is the Addams Family Young@Part which runs from July 15 to 18, 2020 and will be directed by Ben.

The theatre will soon begin its search for a junior team to take part in its pantomime, Robin Hood, which will be directed by Ian Graham, with auditions coming soon.

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The junior section, aged between eight and 18, meets regularly on Sundays and returns after the summer break at the beginning of September.

For more details on getting involved with the juniors, contact Knutsford Little Theatre at or follow it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

The theatre’s next production is Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn, which is directed by Pete Blain and runs from September 4 to 7.

Pictures by JF Whelan Photography