ONE of Wyre Forest's leading stage schools is set to celebrate its tenth birthday in style.

Talking Props Theatre Arts want to mark the occasion by performing the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast.

They are scheduled to stage the musical  at Kidderminster's Rose Theatre next July but are already on the lookout for people to take part.

Rehearsals are set to start on September 3 at their Green Street headquarters and the group want as many youngsters as possible to take part.

Talking Props has already proved a stepping stone for some of their students progressing into  some of the world's leading stage schools.

Having first opened their doors at Baxter Church Hall in 2014, Talking Props then moved  to Kidderminster Youth House only a few months later.

The studio took ownership of their Green Street premises in 2017 and have resided there ever since.

Anyone interested in attending rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast should note that under-14s are required between 10am and noon, while 14 to 18-year-olds at 2pm until 4pm.