A student from Welling is set to take to the stage to star in an all-new show in Bromley this week.

12-year-old Grace Harman will be starring as a dancer and singer in the new performance of School of Rock, showing at the Churchill Theatre from Wednesday, November 15 to Saturday, November 18.

Alongside Grace, her fellow pupils at All the Arts Theatre School, Chloe Hinxman, and Arthur Moffat, will also star in the much-anticipated musical.

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The three of them “beat off” more than one hundred local youngsters to win roles in the show.

Graces’ mum, Emily, told the News Shopper that they initially found out about the new production through the performing arts schools agency.

Emily said: “Grace has all kinds of classes all-day on Saturdays and has sessions on both Wednesdays and Fridays.

“She found out about the School of Rock from her schools agency and went to one of the auditions.

“There was loads of kids there, it was crazy, but she did manage to get the part.”

Alongside attending theatre school, Grace goes to secondary school in Welling, where she has to do all of her homework, before her performing arts activities, according to mum, Emily.

Emily says the kids taking part have become “really good friends” and the older cast have been “professional”, and “absolutely incredible to watch”.

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Emily added: “The School of Rock will be showing at the Churchill Theatre.

“Then after, All the Arts have managed to get the children a place in the Aladdin pantomime at Fairfield Halls.

“Grace just loves performing.

“She is hoping to apply for the Brits School next September because it’s her dream – it’s what she’s always wanted to do.

“She just lives and breathes drama.”

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Acting teacher at All the Arts Theatre School, Craig Peters, said: “We are thrilled that that three of our pupils are starring in this large-scale production.

“Last Year Chloe and Arthur were nominated for the Young Entertainers Academy Awards, with Arthur going on to win best young actor and is it amazing to see that their talents have been recognised by the shows production team.

“Local theatre is vital for young people to hone their talent, build confidence and self-esteem and to provide tangible opportunities within the difficult performing arts industry.

“We can’t wait to see the show, they are all so excited.”