A near capacity crowd packed into Venue Cymru last night for the opening night of FAME.

Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter headlined the cast as they brought the hallways of the New York-based Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School to the Venue Cymru stage.

The story follows the class of 84' as they make their way through the famed New York City high school in the hope of becoming the next big thing.

Audiences witness the ups and downs each of the students go through, the friendships they form and the romances that blossom and crumble while under the pressure of this famed school.

While sharing the stage with the star power of Porter co-stars were more than up to the task of working alongside the well-established television personality.

The cast brought all the elements of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School singing, dancing and acting to the Llandudno stage.

Molly McGuire, who played the role of Serena, showed off her incredible singing voice through a range of different numbers as the geeky drama buff.

Louisa Beadel showed off her wide range of talents through her role as Lambchops.

Beadel showed off her drumming skills, using just about everything on stage as a drum kit in the first half, to a singer as she joined in on the vocal numbers in the second half.

Mica Paris, Miss Sherman showed off her incredible voice in a few numbers throughout the play while Stephanie Rojas, Carmen, also displayed her singing and dancing ability as she attempted to show to her fellow pupils and the audience she was the triple threat.

While singing and dancing is a big part of the play, Beadel on the drums, Alexander Zane, Goody, and Tom Mussel, Ensemble,were able to show off their skills on the trumpet and saxaphone respectively, adding to the tunes being belted out by the other cast members.

There is somehting for everyone in the show with Albey Brookes, Joe, leading cast members in throwing around a number of jokes to lighten the mood of the performance.

The show concludes with the spine tingling, Oscar-winning title song FAME as all cast members dance and sing around the stage before saying their farewells to the audience.

While the play is based on a class a number of years after the original movie was based, it still has similar elements that are set to appeal to long time FAME fans.

The backdrop on the Venue Cymru stage bounces from room to room of the high school, with cast members rolling elements on and off the stage seemlessly while also fitting in subtle costume changes every now and then.

FAME is on now at Venue Cymru and will run until Saturday, August 11.

Tickets are still available from the Venue Cyrmu box office by contacting 01492 872 000 or by visiting https://venuecymru.co.uk/.