More than 100 students are taking part in the school show, Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone.
Every student who auditioned has been given a role in the show which will be a celebration of acting, singing, dancing and splurge guns.
The show is based on a 1976 gangster film of the same name which featured only child actors.
Rehearsals are well underway and Katie Russell, Dance teacher, said they were going well.
Mrs Russell said: “We’ve got over 100 students involved and that’s acting, dancing and helping out backstage with the technical elements of the show.
“Rehearsals are going really well and students performed some music from the show at our presentation evening recently just to give everyone a taste of what to expect.
It promises to be a great show which is suitable for all the family and we hope that lots of people buy tickets to support our brilliant students who are working so hard on their performances.”
Maisie Litherland, who is in Year 7, has three parts in the show, Babyface, an opera singer and an undertaker.
She said: “I auditioned because I wanted to challenge myself and I’ve been enjoying the rehearsals. I’m rehearsing twice a week after school at the moment and I do feel a bit nervous because it’s quite a big thing. I did come to watch a school show before when it was Hairspray and that was really good. I get splurged with whipped cream and I’m looking forward to that.”
The show will run from Tuesday, November 29th to Saturday, December 3rd. Performances at 7pm Tuesday to Friday and Saturday at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets for adults cost £6 and concessions are £4. Premiere seats for adults cost £7 and concessions £5. To book online visit www.robertludlamtheatre.com or call Derby 541662.