CHICAGO is a musical which has wowed audiences all around the world.

But now it is set to come to Romsey thanks to young students.

Pupils at The Romsey School have been rehearsing for months and are now ready to wow the crowds with their performance.

They will bring Chicago to the school in Greatbridge Road next week with shows set to take place on February 12, 13 and 14.

The pupils will tell the story of criminals Roxie and Velma after they both committed murders.

Alison Clarke, head of creative arts at The Romsey School, said: “The junior version really is great, it is new to the UK with the performance rights only being made available in July, I had been following its release, desperate to produce it for many year. The script has been adapted for a younger cast and audience, with removal of adult themes and language. Something we have also honoured in the costume choices we have made.

“The musical style and pace are challenging and I am proud to say that we have a full pupil band, led by Mr Lawrenson our head of music.”

The show involves 80 students from years seven to 11.

“I am always blown away by the talent we have at our school, across all year groups, as a creative arts team we are so proud of the students we teach, it really is a team effort with the pupils being led by our staff, from the acting, singing, playing dancing, stage design and technical crew,” Miss Clarke said.

The show relies heavily on the main characters Roxie and Velma, played by Stephanie Thompson-Lush and Lauren John.

“Both girls are such talented singers with prospects for a career in musical theatre, both girls plan to take this route at college next year, they are definitely ones to watch for the future,” Miss Clarke added.

The shows are open to the public and will take place in the school hall at 7pm.

Tickets cost £5 for children/students/60+ and £8 for adults and can be bought from the school or at