Clevedon School has been nominated a staggering 11 times at this year's David Beach Awards.

The school, renowned for its performance art, outshined its competitors with the most nominations.

Coming under the spotlight is the production of We Will Rock You, staged in December 2022.

The production is a contender in the annual David Beach Awards for Youth Musicals, organised by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama.

Nominations cover a extensive range of categories: Stage Management included Victoria Pope, Lydia Gordon, Aaron Fillery and Frazer Heysham.

For Costumes, Debbie Morgan, 'Ann' and Liv Handley received nods.

Young performers Isaac Nash and Casey Clifford secured nominations for roles in Galileo under the Performer Under 13 category.

Supporting roles, Katie Grant and Leila Brown for Oz (female) and James Hosking and Callum Coles-Carter for Brit (male) were celebrated.

Amy Reed's performance as Killer Queen earned her a nomination for Leading Female.

The show's iconic number Another One Bites the Dust was acknowledged as the Showstopper, and is also in the race for Best Chorus, Challenge Award and Best Direction.

Finally, the production is also in the running for Best Show.

North Somerset Times: The awards ceremony is scheduled for March 9

Adjudicator of the awards, Linda Mumford from the Somerset Fellowship of Drama, praised the school's community feel.

She said: "One of the most striking things in coming to this school is the sense of a warm and supportive community which loves its performing arts."

Ms Mumford highlighted how everyone involved with the Clevedon production worked towards creating a high-impact, highly entertaining show.

She said: "The show was coherent, dynamic and entertaining from start to finish."

The school, however, isn't resting on its laurels.

Clevedon School takes great pride in the opportunities it offers students within and outside the curriculum.

Debbie Morgan, curriculum lead for the performing arts, said: "Being recognised by the competition in this number and breadth of categories is amazing.

"We strive to put on as close to professional performances as possible."

Maddie Dow, Year 12 drama student and dance captain for We Will Rock You shares the school's sentiment.

She said: "Being part of this musical has really built my confidence and broadened my performance skills."

The awards ceremony is scheduled for March 9.

Looking ahead, Clevedon School plans to stage a production of Legally Blonde this December.

Considering the school's previous production, Footloose, sold out in a mere 2.5 hours, early booking is advised.