A FULL house of attendance came out to watch a school's production of Billy Elliot which featured a crew of more than 50 pupils.

The award-winning musical is set in a northern town during the miners’ strike of 1984/5.

Embley's production followed Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever.

The production featured all of the popular songs from Elton John’s iconic score, as well as a range of exciting characters who have been brought to life by our talented young performers.

Elaine Morgan, Head of Drama at Embley, Romsey, said: “The pupils involved in the show worked with admirable energy, enthusiasm and passion in their creation of the production since September.

"And their hard work absolutely paid off, as feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive with people commenting that they were laughing out loud at times and moved to tears at others.

"We are so proud of our pupils' collective achievement and are thrilled that they have made such special memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

"Our thanks go to all staff, parents and pupils who helped to support the musical. Time to start thinking about the next one."