WEST End star Trevor Fox has been offering advice to budding actors in the borough.
Saturday Stage School in Whitley Bay has started rehearsals for Billy Elliot the Musical, which will be staged at the Playhouse Whitley Bay on Sunday July 3, at 2pm and 6pm.
Trevor, who played George in Billy Elliot in the West End for four years, visited the stage school to talk to the cast about the musical and also give a view of the life of a professional actor.
Billy Elliot is part of the Billy Youth Theatre, and selected groups from around the country will be performing it.
A few places still remain for anyone wishing to take part in the July production.
Additional information is available by calling Jeff Waites on (0191) 298 0242 or 07947 052988.