An Inverclyde youth theatre company is set to take to the stage at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the first of its kind to perform there in at least 41 years.

The group are debuting the '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at the festival, which will take over Scotland's capital in just one week's time.

The show, based on an award-winning book by the same name, has charmed audiences with effortless wit and humour - and the Edinburgh crowd is sure to feel the same.

It features a vibrant score by William Finn and follows the story of six teens competing in the spelling championship of a lifetime.

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Performances at the Doubletree by Hilton, Orchardfield will run between August 9 and 11, with tickets priced between £6-10. 

They disclose hilarious stories from their lives while spelling their way through the nail-biting competition, where there can only be one winner.

The youth theatre, Kayos, performed the show in October 2019 to the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. 

Now the cast and crew have their work cut out with them after bagging the Fringe slot in their biggest performance to date.

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Youngsters between the ages of 9 and 15 have joined in the club's activities since it was established 26 years ago, and produce plays, musicals, concerts and pantomimes.

Audiences described the performance as 'a colourful, committed, creative and comical celebration of talent', and an 'outstanding performance. Genuinely haven't laughed so much at a show ever in my life'.

More information on the company's website and tickets can be booked via the Fringe site.