Talented students are being encouraged to showcase their star quality by signing up to perform in rock musical Little Shop of Horrors, which has been officially confirmed as the school's 2019 major musical production.
Students from Years 10-13 are being given the chance to take part in the show, which will be staged over four nights to a live audience in 2019.
Auditions for those wishing to take on a principal role are set to be held soon, after students and staff returned from the summer break.
Little Shop of Horrors is a musical comedy horror about a florist shop worker who discovers his Venus Flytrap can talk. It will be staged in the school’s Lyceum Theatre from February 27th to March 2nd 2019.
It is one of two big musical productions to be staged by Highfields during the 2018/19 academic year. The Wizard of Oz will be staged from November 7th - 9th and will feature students from Years 7 to 9.
Ms S Bishop, Highfields’ Head of Performance, said: “We are delighted to have secured the license to perform Little Shop of Horrors, which is a fantastic musical and one that I have personally wanted to stage at the school for a number of years.
“We are looking forward to getting into rehearsals shortly now that we have returned to school from the summer break. The show is open to all students from Years 10 to 13, not just for those who have previous experience of performing.
“We will be holding auditions for those wishing to take on principal roles in September but anyone who would like the chance to be involved in the chorus is welcome to just turn up at the first rehearsal when it is announced.
“Our annual musical productions have gained an excellent reputation for their quality and as a result now feature more than 100 students. Due to the huge number of students involved I felt that not all of them were given as much of the spotlight as they deserved, which is why we will be staging two musicals next year for the first time.
“A lot of hard work and effort goes into putting on our musical productions but they are always a spectacular success and I am looking forward to the challenge of staging two so more of our students can get the chance to perform on stage.”