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Extravaganza of Music, Dance and Theatre set for new performance centre

Sunday, 16 June, 2013

Students from Wakefield College are promising a spectacular festival of music, dance and theatre to celebrate the opening of the new refurbished Mechanics’ Theatre on Wood Street, Wakefield as it opens its’ doors to the public next week following a £1 million refurbishment.

College students recreate tragic tale of local man

Tuesday, 05 March, 2013

Performing Arts students from Wakefield College often deal with high impact productions that are full of drama, romance and tragedy. However their latest piece, Drunk. Punch. Love has an added poignancy and aims to highlight the effects of drunken violence.

Blood Brothers

Thursday, 24 May, 2012

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks. The pressures of superstition, economics and class, trap them both and seal their fate. Their paths are destined to cross again with tragic consequences.

The Games

Thursday, 24 May, 2012

As sure as Zeus is God of the Greek Games, this exhilarating exploration of those ancient athletics, will lure you into explosive Olympia. In this dance spectacular be ready for gruelling events, where gouging opponent’s eyes is fully acceptable and hard kicks to the belly are perfectly legal. The Greeks consider an athlete’s rhythm being equally important to their body strength. So hold your breath in anticipation to see who will go for gold.

Magdalen White Wash

Monday, 21 May, 2012

The Magdalen Whitewash is a play that depicts the terrible lives of so-called ‘fallen’ women. Shunned by their families and society, they were considered sinners in need of redemption after becoming pregnant outside of wedlock. Locked away in squalid conditions, forced to work in laundries ran by the State and the Catholic Church, the girls were stripped of their dignity and left at the mercy of those who should have shown compassion and care. Inside the steaming walls we see how they cope with the gruelling toil, the stigma, the abandonment of their families and the sense of the passing years with no hope of reprieve.

Dreamtime

Friday, 18 May, 2012

In the beginning, the earth was featureless, flat and grey. There were no mountains, no rivers, no billabongs, no birds or animals - in fact not one living thing. Then long, long ago came the Dreamtime. The Aboriginal people have never used a written language, instead their stories were passed on from person to person and generation to generation, spreading the word of how the world took on the shape it is today. Let us transport you to the Australian outback, where you will see, feel and hear the ancient tales that belong to the country’s indigenous people and marvel at the magic and mysticism that you too may want to pass on.

Cabaret 2012

Thursday, 17 May, 2012

Welcome to the Cabaret sings the emcee of the Kit Kat Club through painted lips, as the people of Berlin in 1929 join him. While the troubles of world outside grow ever real, inside the revellers forget theirs by embracing the sheer joy of the Cabaret. This musical is the epitome of escapism and shamelessly theatrical whilst still managing to provoke a sense of authentic emotion. Musical numbers such as It Couldn’t Please Me More, Willkommen, Cabaret, Don’t Tell Mama and What Would You Do will have you laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time.

Tis Pity She’s a Whore - Multimedia: Judas

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011

First published in 1633 during the reign of Charles I, John Ford’s incestuous love story is one of the most powerful and controversial plays ever written. It is a classic example of the way in which the tragic plays of this time questioned morality, saw love as a violent entity and highlighted corruption in the halls of power... not in fact, a million miles away from what is potent in today’s society.

Tis Pity She’s a Whore - Multimedia: Rolling in the Deep

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011

First published in 1633 during the reign of Charles I, John Ford’s incestuous love story is one of the most powerful and controversial plays ever written. It is a classic example of the way in which the tragic plays of this time questioned morality, saw love as a violent entity and highlighted corruption in the halls of power... not in fact, a million miles away from what is potent in today’s society.

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