North Somercotes Birkbeck College students visit London for Dream Boats and Petticoats workshop

STUDENTS from Birkbeck College in North Somercotes were given the opportunity to stand on a real West End stage on a visit to London.

Their singing workshop at The Palace Theatre culminated in a performance from the spot actors from the hit musical Dream Boats and Petticoats sing every night to packed audiences.

The two-day stay in the 
capital also included sightseeing tours and a night at The Dominion Theatre, where students were treated to a performance of We Will Rock You, starring X Factor singer Brenda Edwards and Popstars winner Noel Sullivan.

The visit ties in with Birkbeck’s own performance of We Will Rock You in February 2013 and rounds off a busy year of cultural activities at the school.