A SCHOOL production has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Queen's College community play, 'For Queen's and Country', has been shortlisted as 'outstanding drama initiative' in the Music and Drama Education Awards 2020.

The play, written by the school's head of drama, Steve Eaton Evans, was created to mark both the 175th anniversary of Queen's, and the centenary of the First World War ending.

The cast performed to sell-out crowds at the end of last year.

Head Teacher, Dr Lorraine Earps, said: "'For Queen's and Country' was a spectacular production which brought together the whole Queen's family - both past and present - in a memorable celebration.

"Performing arts is a hugely important part of our broader curriculum and we are delighted with this further recognition."

The awards are set to take place at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square on Wednesday, March 4.

A spokesman for the awards said: “This is a tremendous achievement against extremely tough competition.

“This year we received an astounding number of entries, so being shortlisted is an incredible feat.”

Last month, the production won the George Crocker Challenge Trophy in the Phoebe Rees Awards, ran by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama.

The award is given to a production which 'punches above its weight'.