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National Youth Theatre to perform at Park Hill flats

Old and newly refurbished flats at Park Hill
Image caption The performance will be held across the 17-acre site at Park Hill in central Sheffield

Sheffield's Park Hill flats are to be used as a theatre backdrop.

More than 250 people from the National Youth Theatre are to perform on the estate over three days from Thursday.

The performance is the second part of the theatre's environmental trilogy, SLICK, and is a show filled with chorography and live music.

Artistic director Paul Roseby said the group would deliver an "important environmental message through a good old story full of wit".

The Grade II-listed flats are being refurbished by developers Urban Splash.

The flats, which celebrated their 50th year in June, have been described as the "perfect backdrop for epic storytelling" by the theatre company.

'Stunning backdrop'

The first part of the trilogy was performed in 2010, across various areas of London, including Battersea Power Station.

The aim of the performances is to raise awareness of environment issues, particularly concerning freshwaters and seas across the world.

Mr Roseby said: "SLICK will raise awareness about the state of our seas with a spectacular performance from 250 of the best of young British talent.

"We'll be delivering this important environmental message through a good old story full of wit and entertainment against the stunning backdrop of the Park Hill estate."

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