OUR Lady of Loretto Youth Players’ 30th anniversary show ‘Back to the 80s’ came to a rousing end after “an incredible run” at the The Brunton in Musselburgh.

The cast of young performers, aged 10 to 18, were delighted with the support from audiences over the three days of the recent production.

Hit songs by a range of stars from the 1980s ran through the show, which told the story of Corey Palmer, played by Peter Lally, remembering his last year in high school.

The music included Footloose, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Hey Mickey, Shot Through The Heart, Video Killed The Radio Star, Kids In America, The Final Countdown, Total Eclipse Of The Heart and Walking On Sunshine.

The 29-strong cast included: Tiffany Houston, played by Kirsteen Brownlee; Mr Stevie Cocker – Georgio Michalakis; Ms Sheena Brannigan – Anna Scott; Cyndi Gibson – Jorgey Scott-Learmonth; Fergal McFerrin – Jamie Fleming; Michael Feldman – Luke Davidson; and Eileen Brannigan – Eva Hills.

Jill Alexander, an audience member, took to Facebook to praise the show, saying: “Went to this show on a girls’ night out with no expectations. Was totally blown away by this young group’s talent, enthusiasm and professionalism. What a fabulous group with a shed-load of stars. Absolutely loved it.”

On the last night, the cast thanked Lorna Stewart, who stood down as chairperson after “many years of incredible support to the group”. She has been involved with OLOLYP for 24 years, which began as parent helper when her children were members of the group. She has given assistance through the committee and at shows, serving as chairperson for the past seven years.

A former Musselburgh resident, she has now moved to Fife but continued to travel back to the Honest Toun to support OLOLYP.

The young performers also paid tribute to the crew, sponsors and Brunton staff for their help in staging the show.

The Musselburgh-based group now take a break until August, when they look forward to welcoming new members, aged 10 to 18, to join for their new show. They meet at Our Lady of Loretto Church Hall at 2pm every Sunday from late August.

Anyone interested should email lorettoyouthplayers@hotmail.com or search for ‘Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players’ on Facebook.