STUDENTS are invited to watch Of Mice and Men and help give back to the Halton community.

Arts and community charity, Victoria Music Ltd (VML), are bringing the Steinbeck classic to life at The Brindley theatre in Runcorn between February 21 and 23.

The classic play is still on the school curriculum and the team at VML are wanting as many students as possible to take up the opportunity to watch it live.

All profits from the production will be put back into the community with free wellbeing and friends afternoons, toddler groups and free workshops for children during school holidays.

Rob Littler, group leader and founder of VML is proud of the friends sessions for isolated people.

There are drop in sessions at Reflections on Victoria Road in Widnes on Friday Mornings from 10am until 1pm with a free lunch provided and the same at St Michael's Church Hall on Greenway Road in Runcorn on Thursdays between 12.30pm and 3pm.

Rob said: "It is a joy to use theatre for wellbeing and community so that not only the performers get something from what we do but the entire community can benefit.

''Of Mice and Men is the latest in a list of well known classics brought to life at the Brindley by VML - last year alone we produced The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Crucible and Vagina Monolgues for a second successful run.

"This, on top of musical showcases, uses teenage musicians to give them much valued experience in theatre and performance.

"There is something for everyone in Halton at VML and the team growing behind me are as dedicated as I am."

Tickets for Of Mice and Men are on sale at the Brindley Box Office on 01519 078360 or online.