A theatre group for budding young stars of the stage and screen is rehearsing hard for their next performance.

Stagecoach Braintree has been running for six years teaching skills such as acting, drama and singing to youngsters from the ages of four to 18.

Principal Julie Berridge took over in January and is now helping the youngsters to rehearse for their end of term production Shooting Stars, which will hopefully take place at the end of March.

The comedy musical is based on a major TV Talent competition, a mixture of Britain’s Got Talent and the X-Factor style auditions and television hopefuls.

To find out more about joining the group call 01376 743788 or email Braintree@stagecoach.co.uk

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.