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Drama Students Explore Humour and Loss in Latest Production

Updated: 16/05/2017

Sheffield College drama students will stage a performance that explores humour as well as loss in a production created by local playwright Laura Wade.

Drama Students Explore Humour and Loss in Latest Production

Pictured: Sheffield College performing arts students rehearse their latest production Alice.

Billed as an innovative and unusual interpretation of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Alice is set in Sheffield in 2010.

This critically acclaimed play explores the rollercoaster of emotions experienced whilst overcoming the loss of a loved one, and originally premiered at the Crucible.

Twenty-two students completing the BTEC Extended Diploma in Acting, which is equivalent to three A Levels, are involved in the show.

Jo Beadle, Lecturer in Performing Arts, said: “The play combines humour and sadness. Our talented students have developed the professional skills to bring alive the range of characters and emotions faced by Alice on her journey through life.”

During Alice’s journey, she encounters larger than life characters. They include a very human Cheshire cat, an eccentric mad hatter, a distraught duchess, and the king and queen of hearts who bear a striking resemblance to her mother and father.

The show is at The Sheffield College’s Hillsborough campus on Livesey Street, Hillsborough, on May 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th at 7.15pm. Some free matinee performances are also available on May 25th and 26th. For tickets, email info@sheffcol.ac.uk or call 0114 2602600.

The College’s Hillsborough campus has the latest high tech creative industries facilities. They include a new theatre as well as drama, dance, television, photography, music and radio studios.

Creative industries specialisms offered at the College include art and design, graphic design, games development, media, music, journalism, dance and drama, and photography.

For more information on full-time courses beginning this September, click here or call 0114 2602600.