A PLAY about gang violence and relationships was performed by students from South Essex College.

The level two performing arts students devised the plot before showcasing their physical theatre skills during their production of Fight or Flight.

The play, created by the college’s Nu.Dynamic Theatre Company, involved students from the college’s Southend campus.

The students, who study at the college’s Southend campus, were keen to used the performance opportunity to reflect on the issues they felt were most important, and highlight how a single split-second decision can have a major, often negative, impact on people’s lives.

Director Jay Clinton said he was impressed with the students and praised their hard work throughout the year.

He said: “It has been lovely to see them all grow in confidence, learn new skills and make creative decisions for this devised piece of theatre.”

The performance’s underlying message encouraged people to take a moment to think about the consequences of their actions.

The idea was to consider whether it be best to confront a situation or walk away, hence the title - fight or flight.

It was one of a number of opportunities and projects at the popular college. To find out more visit www.southessex.ac.uk.