Students from Queen’s Park High School in Chester have been treading the boards at a Manchester Theatre.

Drama students performed the play Bassett at Manchester’s new theatre, HOME.

The performance formed part of the National Theatre Connections 500 project which involved 500 companies from across the UK, performing one of 12 plays from the National Theatre’s back catalogue.

Some of the 16 students performed on the professional stage and some had the opportunity to work backstage as deputy stage managers and sound operators.

Director of Learning for the Visual and Performing Arts Matt Yeoman said “The whole experience has been a really fantastic opportunity for Queen’s Park students from Years 10 and 12 and has enabled them to impress large audiences with their performance skills.”

Feedback from the audience (including a standing ovation at HOME) has been incredibly positive, with one audience member tweeting, “Now that is exactly how to deliver a powerful, dramatic performance.”