SCHOOL uniforms will be swapped for feather boas and trilby hats when a youth theatre stages its latest musical production.

Members of the Rainbow Youth Theatre are rehearsing for their production of Bugsy Malone, which tells the story of New York gangsters during The Depression.

Two of the lead characters, Bugsy and Fat Sam are played by brothers Tom and James Booth, who attend Framwellgate School in Durham.

The youth theatre is designed for children aged eight or over from across County Durham and meets every Sunday at Harraton Miners' Welfare Hall, Washington.

They will be staging the production at the hall this Friday and Saturday from 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee performance at 2pm. Ticket prices are £5 adult and £4 concessions.

To book tickets, or for information about joining the group, call 078 76087786.