TICKETS are now on sale for a high school’s production of the American-British gangster comedy classic Bugsy Malone.

Students from Harwich and Dovercourt High School will taking audiences to the roaring 1920s when they perform the New York and Chicago-based show next month.

The slapstick musical comedy follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and a washed-up one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam’s gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they have got coming.

Billy Gardiner is playing Bugsy Malone, Abbie Pruden is playing Fat Sam and Blake Galloway is playing Dandy Dan.

The school is inviting residents to join the cast for an evening of live music, acting and dance for the new year.

Billy Gardner said: “This is the first time I have played the lead character and I am very excited at showing young audiences how life was in the 1920s, as well as the awesome music and comedy.

A Harwich and Dovercourt High School spokesman said: “Bugsy Malone is a classic that seems to be extremely popular at the moment.This musical allows us to bring students across all years together to learn from each other and put on a show to remember.

“We even open our doors for a special matinee for our local primary schools to spread the enjoyment factor Bugsy brings.

The show is being held on Wednesday, January 24, and Saturday, January 27.

The Saturday showing is a special show with an American-style meal.

Tickets are on sale at Harwich and Dovercourt High School Wise Pay.

For more information on the tickets or the show, call the school office on 01255 245460.