Dreams Do Come True in Student Play

This December, our first year Performing Arts students delighted pupils from St Marks C of E Primary School with their Christmas Play. 

The Prince and the Genie talk about who the Prince has decided to ask to be his wife.

Students brought princesses to life as part of their Children’s Theatre module, and invited Year 1 and 2 pupils from the local primary school to watch their first performance. In the evening students performed again for their friends, family, and the public.

Called ‘Disney Tales’, the students’ play was bright, colourful, and filled with Disney Princesses, a Prince, Genie, and a Cow! Set during a royal sleepover where the princesses had the chance to meet the Prince, they all vied for his attention.

The story, which was adapted by the Performing Arts students, had the moral: You don’t have to be perfect to succeed in life, or marry the prince, you just need to be yourself.

While Fiona accepts the Prince’s proposal of marriage, the other princesses talk to the visiting pupils about the moral of their story: just be yourself. 

Our Performing Arts Lecturer, Dominique Simpson, said: “I am incredibly proud of what the students have achieved in their first term at college.

“The students have worked so hard to ensure that every aspect of the performance, even down to the handmade set, was full of magic for the children of St Marks C of E Primary, and the local public.

“I look forward to the New Year where we will be working on new shows and productions.”

Pupils from St Marks had a great time watching the play, and were able to have a photo with their favourite Disney princesses! 

Pupils from St Marks C of E Primary School said:

“I liked it because they all worked together as a really good team, including doing the lighting and music.”

“My favourite bit was everything, and the funniest bit was Milky the Cow, she was Moo-tastic!”

“We liked Princess Fiona because she was herself and not trying to be the most beautiful or clever”

St Marks teacher, Mrs Nicola Smith, said: “We all agreed it was the best performance we have ever seen, absolutely brilliant, and we enjoyed talking to all the actors afterwards. They were so friendly and welcoming and they listened to the children sing their Nativity song afterwards!”

Applications are still open to study a Performing Arts course with us this September. If you’d like to visit the college, please come along to one of our upcoming Open Events.

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