Jets and the Sharks are set to do battle in Elgin

Jets and Sharks set to do battle in Elgin

Moray theatre goers are set to flock to the Elgin Town Hall this week for the St Giles Theatre’s Groups production of a classic West End musical.

The group’s version of the phenomenally popular ‘West Side Story’ will open this evening and run through until the weekend.

Leonard Bernstein’s Romeo and Juliet inspired production set in 1950’s New York was already a massive stage hit from its debut on Broadway in 1957 before Holywood gave it the treatment in 1961.

Audiences have never tired of the battle between the Jets and the Shark street gangs with its central love story, stunning dance routines and iconic music including ‘Somewhere’, ‘Tonight’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’.

The St Giles production has been acknowledged by George Chakiris, who played the role of Bernardo in the 1961 movie version of the musical. The veteran actor sent a still image from the move to Moray this week along with the message “To everyone at the St Giles Theatre Group – best wishes and a great performance”.

West Side Story opens this evening at the Elgin Town Hall and runs until Saturday evening. Tickets can be purchased at the door priced at £10 and £8 or at the St Giles Church box office.

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