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Performing Arts students get a masterclass from West End star

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Performing Arts students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were in the esteemed company of West End star Julia Worsely this week when she led an interactive masterclass and took part in an open question and answer session at the Mechanics' Theatre, Wakefield.

PREVENT Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, 01 March, 2017

The prevent performance, by Wakefield College Performing Arts students, follows main character Tom through his College and home life as he begins to question world events and their impact. He eventually becomes influenced by an extreme group and ends up taking extreme measures for what he believes is right. The performance tackles how young people can be influenced over time and how friends, family and teachers can work together to prevent extremism. The performance was shown to hundreds of internal students and is due to be filmed by West Yorkshire Police to be distributed nationally.

Musical Theatre students to unveil new show

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

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.

They Shoot Horses Don't They

Thursday, 12 June, 2014

We begin at the end: a 1930’s faded dance hall. A single shot fired and a jaded movie star takes the bullet. The detective knows he’s got his man but doesn’t know the motive. Robert Syverton takes us on his journey, from his chance meeting with Gloria, through the cruel and barbaric dance marathon they compete in and finally, to the moment he pulls the trigger. Set against the supposed glamour of Hollywood, this play shines a light on the desperation and despair of those trying to survive the Depression of the 1930’s. We meet a whole host of characters thrown together in the murk and mire, in an attempt to find the means to live and the will to carry on. But who will make it across the finish line?

Canterbury Tales

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

The Geoffrey Chaucer Offenders Rehabilitation Centre invites you to our open evening. Join the staff and offenders as they explore the gritty cracks in the lives of troubled individuals. Within the walls of the institute they unravel charming and twisted stories of self destruction and redemption. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales told by offenders, finding resonance and reintegration in the ancient stories. This show includes violence and adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

Alice

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won’t stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that’s less than perfect. In this new adaptation by renowned playwright and Sheffield native, Laura Wade, you can follow Alice as she escapes her bedroom to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world. Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Wade’s adaptation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars.

Hunted

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

The moon rises, a howl pierces the silence of the forest, wary parents tuck in their babes a little tighter tonight and prop the shotgun ready at the doorway. Beware the wolf that prowls nearby, he may be someone you know…

Hunted is based on the short story, The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter. A haunting fantasy based on traditional folklore.

We Will Rock You

Wednesday, 04 June, 2014

Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It’s a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you’re a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On iPlanet all the musical instruments are banned. The Company Computers generate tunes and everybody downloads them. It is an age of Boy Bands and of Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway. Nothing is left to chance, hits are scheduled years in advance. But Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming cities, down in the lower depths live the Bohemians. Rebels who believe that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs.

They call that time, The Rhapsody. Legend persists that somewhere on iPlanet instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep in rock. The Bohemians need a hero to find this axe and draw it from the stone. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man? But the Ga Ga Cops are also looking for Galileo and if they get him first they will surely drag him before the Killer Queen and consign him to Oblivion across the Seven Seas of Rhye. Who is Galileo? Where is the Hairy One’s lost axe? Where is the place of living rock?

Stage and screen star visits Wakefield College

Tuesday, 04 February, 2014

Star of stage and screen Norman Bowman took time out of performing with the likes of Jude Law to spend time with the College’s Performing Arts students this week. Norman shared the secrets of his success and gave tips on how to get ahead in the entertainment Industry when he visited the College’s Performing Arts venue, the Mechanics’ Theatre, Waterton Building.

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