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Musical Theatre students to unveil new show

Press Release Performing Arts Higher Education

Musical Theatre students from the University Centre at Wakefield College have been busy in rehearsals recently preparing to showcase their talents when they perform ‘The Little Angel’ – a new piece written by their Musical Theatre lecturer Paul Dale-Vickers.

The Show, written in conjunction with Wakefield based Actual Size musical theatre company, is a one act musical based on a short story by Leonid Andreyev’. It tells the story of Sashka, a troubled boy with seemingly nothing to live for until one profound evening he sees ‘The Little Angel’ hanging on the Christmas tree and his life is inexplicably changed forever.  

Commenting on the idea behind putting the piece together, Paul Dale-Vickers, who also runs Actual Size Theatre company, said: “One of the key ambitions for those studying musical theatre at Higher Education level is to become professional performers. The conventional process to achieving this ambition is to acquire professional representation, build a performance portfolio and be proactive in marketing and self-promotion.

“What Actual Size Theatre Company are providing are very real, meaningful opportunities to begin achieving these aims. We are a professional company with award winning works to our name and we are utilising the talents of those studying at the University Centre to realise both our ambitions as a company to produce professional original theatre whilst giving students a unique platform to taking their first steps into the professional industry. So far, this is proving to be a very exciting period for both the company and the Performing Arts Department.”

The students from the HND Musical Theatre and BA (Hons) Performing Industries course will be performing in the show in February at the Mechanics’ Theatre on Wood Street, Wakefield. Tickets for the show can be purchased from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EJGKFI

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 25 January, 2017

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