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Dance student secures place at top theatre school

Thursday, 21 April, 2011

An aspiring dance student at Wakefield College has secured a place at one of the country’s top performing arts school. Jessica Buxton, 18, currently studying on the National Diploma in Performing Arts at the Thornes Park Campus, is set to continue her learning at the prestigious Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre (MDDC) in Liverpool.

The Revenger’s Tragedy

Wednesday, 16 June, 2010

The Revengers Tragedy is a tale of dirty tricks and heinous crimes, committed in the name of revenge. Set amongst the smoke and mirrors of Duke’s Circus we are privy to the trail of destruction that Vindice leaves in his wake. His urge to wreak bloody havoc on the Duke and his family was born from the murder of his beloved after she refused the cruel ringmaster’s advances nine years earlier. Years of festering loathing has rendered Vindice incapable of seeking anything other than vengeance, what follows is a rollicking rampage of bloodshed and merry murder. This production comes complete with tightrope walkers, strongmen, lion tamers, a live band and even a bearded lady! So Roll up Roll up and let the fun of the fight commence.

The Crucible

Thursday, 10 June, 2010

A dark cold night and the flames of the fire burn hot, the mood is one of mischief as Abigail leads the others in a merry dance. The rumours begin and the hysteria grows until the spurned lover points the finger in the wrong direction. Based on the Salem witch trials of 1692, The Crucible is a classic play that tells the fate of those ensnared in the persecution that leads to a tragic end.


Thursday, 11 June, 2009

Every image has a story, every story has an image. Take a break with some of the most iconic ads of the 80’s, 90’s and the Nougties, and stay glued to the spot as the tales on tonight’s Gogglewatch are revealed. The piece comes complete with a host for the evening and will take you on a televisual adventure, so sit back and relax, no need for channel surfing as live dance meets the world of television.

We Fade to Black

Tuesday, 09 June, 2009

The clock is ticking. A 24:7 world can be a shock to the system. The blameless, shameless, nameless system that chews you up and spits you out. From the cradle to the grave seemingly inconsequential actions make up the chapters of a lifetime. This tongue in cheek, rough and tumble physical theatre piece is brash, bold, bolshy and brazen. The race is on, can the body clock be beaten and the games completed?

Pullman Car Hiawatha

Monday, 08 June, 2009

Thornton Wilder’s play is an exposure of American life, searching for the place of man within the vast terror and beauty of an ever-accelerating world. Set in a Pullman Railroad Car travelling from New York to Chicago, Wilder uses the incubator of a train car to explore the pulses of life as they collide physically, metaphysically and cosmically.

Going Global

Saturday, 06 June, 2009

In a celebration of dance from around the world, this show promises to be an exotic and exhilarating delight. Based on traditional forms including African tribal, the Haka, Geisha, Spanish, Bhangra and the intoxicating rhythm of the Salsa, the performers in this piece are truly Going Global and tripping the light fantastic across the continents to take you on a mesmerising journey without even leaving your seat.


Thursday, 04 June, 2009

One of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is based primarily on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Featuring a sparkling, seminal score, Godspell boasts a string of recognisable songs, led by the international hit, ‘Day By Day’.


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