PERFORMING arts students from West Cheshire College surprised their peers when they put on a flash mob drama performance.

The ‘Push the Button’ performance took place at lunchtime and involved 42 students studying a range of Level 2 and Level 3 drama courses.

The routine featured a shoplifting scene at the college’s retail shop, a stage combat routine with a dance-off plus a wedding and a birth.

Paul Moss, programme leader in performing arts at West Cheshire College, said: “It was a great experience for our students to be involved in a different kind of performance. We are always coming up with new and exciting things for our students to be involved in.

“The reaction from the onlookers was fabulous, as it went on more and more staff and students came to watch. By the end of it we had attracted the attention of the whole college.”

West Cheshire College offers a range of performing arts courses, including acting (theatre and performance), acting (TV and film) and technical theatre.

The college’s drama department has taster sessions at its Ellesmere Port campus for anyone looking to enrol on to a course, including:

A devising workshop on Saturday, February 23, from 11am-2pm.

A stage combat workshop on Saturday, April 20, from 11am-2pm.

A scriptworks workshop on Saturday, May 25, from 11am-2pm.

The ‘Push the Button’ flash mob performance can be seen on YouTube at