PR picture of the panto cast in full costumes get back to fitness in the college gym

Students Get in Shape For Panto

Mon, 2002-08-05 01:00

The cast get back to fitness after their Christmas break and ahead of this years East Durham College panto performance.

After over indulging during the Christmas holiday period, students from East Durham College are hitting the gym hard to prepare for their performances of the annual college pantomime.

This year the students are performing their version of the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

The production is being organised by foundation degree students as part of their course at the Peterlee-based college. They are required to stage a whole production, ensuring that all elements of the show are at professional industry standard.

And the students have been working hard to prepare for the performances and now can’t wait to get started and show off their skills to the public.

18-year-old Jennifer Hargrave, from Seaham, who will play Snow White in the production, said: “When I auditioned for the part I didn’t realise I’d be doing as much singing and dancing - so being in top shape is really important.

“The whole cast and team have been working really hard both to get fit and physically ready for the performance as well as making sure everyone knows their lines.

“Now we are totally prepared and just can’t wait to open to the public next week and show of our production.”

Creative Industries Programme Area Leader Amanda Gregory has praised the organisation of this year’s show and the dedication shown by students to make sure it is a top class performance.

Amanda said: “The creative industries sector is incredibly competitive and requires complete dedication from anyone interested in pursuing a career in it.

“What we have seen from our students this year is an unprecedented level of commitment. I’m certain that this will be reflected in the quality of the show which I’m sure will be amazing.”

This year’s shows will be held in the College’s Lubetkin Theatre on the 29th/30th/31st of January, 7pm. Tickets are priced at £7 and are available by calling the box office on 0191 518 2000.