PERFORMING arts students at Flint High School wowed audiences with a stunning performance of Willy Russell’s play, Blood Brothers.

The plot is based on the very different lives experienced by twin boys, Mickey and Eddie, after they were separated at birth.

Mickey was raised in a poor family and became involved with criminal activity whereas Eddie was brought up in a wealthy family and secured a job as a councillor after going to university.

This nature versus nurture story tells of the boys’ friendship and how their lives intertwine, including their love of the same girl which ultimately leads to the end of their close bond and the tragic death of both brothers.

Students from year seven through to 12 took part in the production.

Amongst the key performers were Adele Jones, who plays Mrs Johnstone, the twins’ mother, Charlotte Roberts as Mrs Lyons, Chris Williams as Older Mickey and Kurt Worrall as Older Edward.

Jason Newham, curriculum leader for performing arts, said: ”The school greatly values the performing arts and we encourage our students to watch live theatre as part of their cultural education.

“The cast have worked incredibly hard since January, attending rehearsals twice a week after school and at weekends.

“The students’ acting, singing and dancing is outstanding for a school production.

"The audiences thoroughly enjoyed the emotional journey of this heart-breaking story of the Johnstone twins and the cast received standing ovations every night.

"I am very proud of their achievements, commitment and dedication.

“I have been extremely lucky to lead the department over the last five years with our exceptionally talented students.

"Yet again, the high professional standards we embed into our productions have been evident throughout this show.

“I would also like to thank all members of staff involved with the production, especially Mr Goudy, Miss Morris and Miss Greenwood, for helping to make it such a success.”