DELAMERE Academy put on a production of titanic proportions at Chester’s Forum Studio Theatre.
The youngsters worked with Theatre in the Quarter’s Matt Baker on The Story of the Titanic, dressing up as characters from the stricken ship and learning songs. 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the maritime disaster.
The piece was based on the play The Unsinkable, by Richard Wolfenden-Brown, with music by Matt Baker, which was performed in London in 2009 as the Stagecoach National Showcase.
This is not the first time that the youngsters have worked with the Chester theatre company. They performed in the Cheshire tour of Forgotten Fortress last year.
Mat said: “I was very proud of the commitment and enthusiasm of the children. They were a talented bunch.”
The pupils presented their work to friends and family during two performances at the city theatre.
Headteacher Steve Docking said: “Working with Matt was a stunning opportunity for children, staff and parents. The quality of production, drama and performance was exceptional.
“To put together a full theatre production in just three days was fantastic and an experience that will live long in the memories of all involved. This was a great start for our new academy.”