Snow Queen panto brings festive sparkle to college

South Cheshire CollegePerforming Arts students produced a spectacular version of ‘The Snow Queen’ in the run-up to Christmas.

The annual festive pantomime lit up South Cheshire College’s Centre Stage Theatre on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th December.

Secondary school pupils were invited to attend a Tuesday matinee performance while primary school pupils came along to a Wednesday afternoon show.

Members of the public were then able to see the spectacular Christmas panto for themselves for one night only on Wednesday.

The Snow Queen, has been adapted for the stage by John Nichol and is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale.

It is one of Anderson’s longest and most highly acclaimed stories and the story centres on the struggle between good and evil experienced by a little girl Gerda and a little boy Kai.

Cast for the show consisted of first year Performing Arts students while promotional materials advertising the event were designed by Emma Hulse and the College’s Visual Arts and Media (VAM) in-house design agency.

Laura Sumner, Assistant Director for Arts and Media at South Cheshire College, said:
“Students worked exceptionally hard preparing for the pantomime and the audience were treated to an early festive treat featuring music, humour and much more.
We were very pleased to stage ‘The Snow Queen’ for the first time at the College and are pleased that local schools attended the matinee performances.
This was an excellent opportunity for Performing Arts students to produce a live show for local schools and the general public.”

Performing Arts students dazzled the audience with their spectacular ‘Snow Queen’ pantomime.

Performing Arts students dazzled the audience with their spectacular ‘Snow Queen’ pantomime.