AN exciting production of ‘RENT: Schools Edition' will be performed at Wirral Grammar School next month.

RENT: Schools Edition tells the story of a group of poor young artists struggling to survive and create their craft in New York City’s East Village.

Full of passionate, high-energy music and moving ballads, it captures the hope and fears of what it is to be young.

Taking place from Tuesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 24 this will mark the Schools’ joint annual performance.

The Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning show opened in 1996 to great acclaim and is loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme.

The cast, made up of Wirral Grammar School for Boys and Girls students aged 17 to 18, includes David Nobel, Caitlin Davies, Daniel Carter, Sam Spencer, Cameron Wedd, Connor Johnston, Libby Crombie and Kyla Thomas.

A show spokesman said: “It reveals life in all its rich diversity and show the power of love in dark times.

“It is one of the most important and emotional shows I have ever had the privilege to work on.

“The cast have shown a remarkable commitment to its themes.

“Anyone who knows the quality of our work will know that this will be a highly professional production in every aspect and continues the Schools’ rich tradition of producing challenging work.”

Tickets are £8 each and available from the foyer of Wirral Grammar School for Boys.