02:37AM, Sunday 09 September 2012
A musical tale of two teenagers from rival gangs who fall in love has been brought to life by Maidenhead-based amateur drama group Stage One Youth.
West Side Story is set to be performed at the Desborough Suite in the town hall from Wednesday until Saturday, September 15.
Set up in 2010, Stage One provides 14 to 21-year-olds with affordable opportunities to perform on stage, as well as assisting with other aspects of its productions including lighting and sound.
Its first show, Les Miserables, was voted best youth production of the year by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.
Since then it has staged The Wizard of Oz as well as performing at charity events.
Co-founder Julian Fox said: "We have such a wealth of talent in our young people and they have become a really tight knit group.
"We are very proud of each and every one of them and they all deserve the positive feedback we are consistently receiving from people in the area."
Visit www.stageoneyouth.com for ticket details.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.