College puts on sell out performances

Talented Performing Arts students at Cheshire College – South & West finished 2017 on a high with two sell out Christmas performances.

The productions, which included ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the College’s Crewe campus, as well as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ performed at the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus welcomed students, staff, friends and family and the public.

Paul Moss, Performing Arts Team Leader, said: “The idea of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ came to us over a year ago and we worked on developing this into a winning performance ever since.

“We really wanted to stay true to the story, so we used the actual film script as the foundation of the show, adding to it along the way. We originally created more scenes than time permitted, however we were really pleased with the final edit and really proud of all the students involved in bringing it to life.

“We decided to use music from the 40s and 50s to tie in with the show and soon realised that this was meant to be performed as a musical as opposed to a play. I think this is why the performance was so well received.”

Over 55 Performing Arts students took part in the Christmas shows, along with 20 Technical Theatre students who made the set and props for the show, as well as operating sound and lighting.

Success was evident with a sell-out of tickets early on and feedback from guests including, “We thought it was amazing well done to everyone” and “An absolutely fantastic show, congratulations to you all. You were all incredible”.

Cheshire College – South & West will be hosting more exciting events throughout the year including open days, sport fixtures, award ceremonies, community days, art exhibitions and musical performances, open to students, staff, alumni and the public.

The first Open Event of 2018 will take place later this month on the 29th January from 5.30pm to 8.00pm to welcome prospective students and their parents/guardians to meet the College’s staff and to gain a tour of the College’s outstanding facilities, many of which are new and improved.

The Open Evening will be taking place across all three campuses Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, enabling students to meet with the careers team for guidance and advice, as well as being able to trial the facilities, and find out more about the College’s working links with local, national and international employers.