Pupils at a Chester high school have been chosen to perform on the Dorfman stage at the National Theatre.

Students from Queen’s Park High School will stage 'Age is Revolting' by Abi Zakarian on June 27.

Alongside nine other groups, the school is representing the diverse talent from across the UK at the National Theatre Connections Festival from June 25 to 29.

The National Theatre Connections Festival is a yearly nationwide youth theatre festival, celebrating young talent between 13-19 across the UK.

Chester and District Standard: The school will take to the stage in June

This year will see participation from over 7,500 young individuals from 250 companies hailing from Plymouth to Pitlochry.

They will perform ten specially written plays in one of 33 partner theatres this Spring.

The participating students from Queen’s Park High School also had the opportunity to experience backstage roles for their production.

The festival allowed them to explore all levels of theatre making, developing new creative skills, and fostering an understanding of various roles in the creative industry.

Matt Yeoman, director for Queens Park High School, said "Giving all young people the chance to express themselves creatively is the goal of any educator; it is with immense pride that Queen’s Park High School students have been chosen to showcase their work on stage at the National Theatre."

Lucy, a 15-year-old participant said: "The opportunity to perform at the National Theatre is something I have only ever dreamt about.

"I am so proud of myself and the whole cast and crew for making this production, which we really love, so successful!"

Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, also said: "It is one of my favourite times of year when the National Theatre is buzzing with excitement as these ten youth groups flood the building for Connections Festival."

He added: "I can't wait to welcome them all to the National Theatre in June."