THE talent of Lornshill Academy pupils was showcased on stage for the first time in years last week.

Young people from the secondary school brought their production of Little Shop of Horrors to a packed and appreciative Alloa Town Hall over two nights last week.

The dark comedy musical follows a hapless florist shop worker who grows a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh and is based on a low-budget film of the same title from the 1960s.

Teacher Iaian Kirkpatrick, faculty head for creative arts, said: "This was the first show that Lornshill has done in eight years, we started planning early November last year.

"We decided on Little Shop of Horrors because it was the first one, with a smaller cast where everyone could deliver an impressive performance."

It was all about getting the pupils out and bringing the community together.

The teacher added: "We filled the hall both nights.

"It was greatly received and well supported, it's been very popular in the school community as well as the wider community.

"Hopefully this will be something we can continue to build upon for the coming years."

He hailed some "excellent" delivery from seniors in lead roles, which came after a lot of hard work from both pupils and staff.

Mr Kirkpatrick added: "For some of the pupils, this was the first time on stage.

"Although we have a lot of fantastic singers at Lornshill, this was the first time that some of them had been on stage acting."

Thanks go to Ms Henry and Ms Hall for their work in preparing the young people and for the support from the local community.