A THEATRE school student from Urmston is into the final of a competition to find the West End stars of the future.

Jessica Corps, from Granville Road, is set to perform at the final of West End Calling at Charing Cross Theatre in London on December 12.

The 16-year-old, who attends Pendleton School of Theatre in Salford and works at McDonald's in Trafford Retail Park, got through multiple, regional rounds to get to the final, singing songs from Les Miserables and Oliver in the process.

She performed 'Think of Me' from The Phantom of the Opera in the semi-final, and is planning to perform it again in front of an audience of agents, casting directors and other theatre professionals, as well as the public.

Messenger Newspapers: Jessica Corps (Image: Neilson Reeves Photography).Jessica Corps (Image: Neilson Reeves Photography).

Jessica said: "I'm nervous, but I'm trying not to be.

"I'm excited, because I'm doing something I love.

"I want to show off what I can do, so when I'm older I've got the experience."

The winners of West End Calling get a chance to perform at West End Live in Trafalgar Square alongside stars of the capital's most popular musicals.

So if Jessica wins, she'll be well on the way to adding her name to a list of illustrious actors and actresses to come from Pendleton School of Theatre.

Tom Glynn-Carney took an important role in Academy Award-winning war epic Dunkirk, while Catherine Tyldesley, Faye Brookes and Michelle Keegan all went on to roles in Coronation Street.

The final of West End Calling is at Charing Cross Theatre in London on December 12. For information and tickets, go to www.westendcalling.co.uk.