Students across Andover College‘s Performing and Creative departments recently excelled with their sell-out Christmas Pantomime of Robin Hood at The Lights Theatre. The production engaged parents, staff and members of the public, sprinkling plenty of festive cheer this December and also providing students with the opportunity to debut their skills in a professional setting.
The Pantomime called on students from multiple course areas to fulfil the vast brief that made up the show’s production. Extensive rehearsal sessions were held for Performing Arts, Music and Dance students, whilst Hair & Media Makeup students created and finessed the look of each character and Stage Management students expertly controlled the set design, lighting and sound for each of the three shows.
Head of Performing Arts, Gary Rake said: “The Christmas Pantomime is a highpoint for students across so many of the College’s subjects. It challenges our creative, music and performing arts students to work collaboratively to produce a stellar show full of cheerful song, spectacular costumes and ‘he’s behind yous’.
Gary continued: “Team effort is integral to the success of the Christmas Panto and at Andover College, everyone supports one another. This unity not only results in the success of a sell-out show – it also embodies the community-driven ethos of the entire College.”