Drama school students joined peers from across the country when they trod the boards in the West End.

The students from Stagecoach drama schools in Stanmore & Harrow Weald and Harrow took part in the performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End.

The gala evening featured 290 students from sixteen Stagecoach part-time theatre arts schools from the age of four to 16.

Pupils from Stanmore & Harrow Weald performed several songs including No-one Mourns the Wicked and Do you Hear the People Sing? while Harrow performed songs from Mary Poppins.

Stagecoach principal Rebecca Odedra said: “The students have worked so hard for the show and I was hugely proud to watch them performing at such a beautiful and prestigious venue. Their piece moved me to tears.”