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IT might be a thrilling lit­er­ary clas­sic, but Stephen King’s Car­rie will have a new lease on life when it’s brought to the stage – al­beit with a slight twist.

Dark Psy­chic Pro­duc­tions has taken the hor­ror story and trans­formed it into a stage mu­si­cal which is about to kick off at Phoenix Theatre.

Di­rected by Coolbellup’s Ryan McNally and star­ring Atwell res­i­dent Olivia Rose as Car­rie White, the pro­duc­tion is brim­ming with lo­cal tal­ent ready to en­ter­tain the crowd.

Rose said the mis­fit Car­rie suf­fered bul­ly­ing at school and abuse at home, but deep down she was just like other girls.

“Car­rie is re­ally a very sen­si­tive girl,” she said.

“In my mind, all she re­ally wants is to be­long and be part of nor­mal high school life but due to her up­bring­ing and the morals and habits in­stilled in her, it’s re­ally dif­fi­cult.

“The most sig­nif­i­cant thing with the role is the en­ergy that has to go into it be­cause there is ob­vi­ously a lot of in­ten­sity in Car­rie and, as a per­son try­ing to chan­nel that, it can be al­most ex­haust­ing.”

McNally said while there were a few changes be­tween the book, the films and the stage, this show was closer to the book than the movies.

Car­rie is at the Phoenix Theatre in Hamil­ton Hill from Oc­to­ber 6 to 21.

Tick­ets start from $22 from www.dark­psy­chicpro­duc­tions.com.

Olivia Rose plays Car­rie.

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