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The show must go on…

Following on from the Success of Last Year, Andover College’s Performing Arts department have showcased their talent and skills in a live and virtual way, fitting to suit our times. This year’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was livestreamed for all to watch through YouTube.

The annual pantomime is an event all those at the college look forward to each year. The pantomime will be available to watch on YouTube for the general public, local schools, students and staff at the college.

Students have been intensively rehearsing since October for the performance which brought many of the college’s departments together to work on the show. The Performing Arts, Music and Dance students have been working together on various parts of the performance and Stage Management students were in charge of controlling the set design, lighting and sound for each of the three shows alongside Digital Media students for livestreaming expertise. 

Head of Performing Arts, Rob Collier said: “Panto is always an exciting time of year at Andover College and the college has a long history of delivering strong performances for the local area. I have been blown away by the attitude of the students to adapt and deliver a magical show and the adaptability of the students to take on a challenge of moving performances to live stream. The students have taken all challenges in their stride and the collaboration between different departments to ensure that we are still able to present our panto has been incredible to witness. The hard work of the stage management students to transform our space into pantoland has been amazing to watch. We hope that anyone who watched the show has enjoyed it and it helped get them in the Christmas mood. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year.”

Daisy, Andover College Performing Arts student, said “Playing Muddles in this year’s pantomime: Snow White has been a hugely rewarding experience. I am very excited to be cast in the role of Muddles as I have loved cultivating and developing the character and making this comedic character my own. I know how hard we have all worked both onstage and offstage and I am incredibly proud of the show that we have produced. We would not be able to showcase this pantomime without the professionalism and support of the teachers and the crew backstage. Having to perform to a camera has been a unique experience for many and a great challenge. We are so grateful for the small audience that we have been able to have to share the spirit of pantomime with. Overall it has been an educational yet brilliant experience and I can assure you it is a pantomime you cannot miss and we are honoured to be able to present something extraordinary to bring some much needed Christmas cheer direct into people’s households.”

Find out more about all of our subjects areas at our next Open Event on 16 February 2022.