Rosie joins teachers for Sound of Music

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Sixth former Rosie Havelock is preparing for an unusual experience this month when she performs at Whitby Pavilion with two of her teachers.

Rosie from Whitby is appearing in the Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company’s spring production of the Sound of Music in the roles of a nun and a maid.

Two of Rosie’s teachers from Fyling Hall School in Robin Hood’s Bay are also in the show.

Lizzie Rowland, who teaches English and drama at Fyling Hall, is playing Sister Sophia, and Sam Wormald, the school’s head of music and drama, is playing Maria.

Rosie had been nervous about auditioning on her own, and talked Sam into going with her, so she was especially delighted when her drama teacher landed the lead role.

Rosie said: “It’s really cool to see Mrs Wormald acting outside of school, because we’re so used to her spending all her time teaching us how to do it and organising school productions.”

Sam Wormald said: “I was delighted but surprised to be cast as Maria. I’m glad that Rosie is putting what she’s learned in A-level drama lessons into practice and very grateful that she asked me to go along to the audition with her.”

Rosie (17) is a little nervous about the first night, but encouraged others to audition for future shows.

The Sound of Music runs at Whitby Pavilion from May 7 to 11, daily at 7.30pm.