MONTHS of hard work paid off as drama students delighted sell-out crowds with their latest production.

Performing arts and technical theatre students from West Cheshire College staged The Caucasian Chalk Circle, by German playwright Bertolt Brecht, at the John Prescott Theatre in Ellesmere Port.

Programme leader for performing arts, Paul Moss, said there had been ‘a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes’ since students started rehearsing in January.

He added: “Students from both performing arts and technical theatre have worked on every element of the play from acting and music, to lighting and sound. They even organised fundraising events to raise money for costumes, set and props.

“I was delighted that all of the performances were sold out and we had an excellent response from the audience.

“The students really enjoyed putting on the play and they are already looking forward to getting started on their next production.”

West Cheshire College’s drama department is offering free taster sessions to anybody looking to start studying there in September.

The sessions give prospective students the opportunity to meet course tutors, enrol on a course and have a look around the new Ellesmere Port Campus.

The next taster session is on Saturday, May 26, between 11am and 2pm at the Ellesmere Port Campus, off Sutton Way. Places can be booked by calling 01244 656308.

For information on upcoming performances at the John Prescott Theatre or more details about studying performing arts and technical theatre at West Cheshire College, call the college hotline on 01244 656 555 or visit