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Last Updated: Monday January 28 2008 09:18 GMT

High School Musical set for stage

High School Musical on the stage

It's the Start of Something New - the massive Disney hit High School Musical is being turned into a London show.

The musical will be put on in London for 10 weeks from June, with the actors have yet to be cast.

It will be based on the story of Troy and Gabriella from the first film, which bopped to the top when it came out in 2006.

The West End show will differ from the 31-date UK tour, which has its official opening in Bromley, Kent, on Monday.

It will be the latest Disney show in London following Mary Poppins and The Lion King.

High School Musical on the stage
Around 200 million people have seen the original film since it was first broadcast.

The movie won two Emmy Awards and the soundtrack became the world's Number One album.

Unlike the first two High School Musicals that were broadcast on TV, High School Musical 3 opens in cinemas later this year.

Troy split?

The latest film follows teenage couple Troy and Gabriella, played by actors Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, who face a possible split as they head off to different colleges.

Before they part, they stage a musical with other pupils.



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