Nunsense the Musical at Shrewsbury College: It would be a sin to miss it!

Students from Shrewsbury College will be showcasing their rendition of the 1985 musical comedy, Nunsense.

Higher Education students studying HND Performing Arts will perform the all-female production, which tells the comical story of a group of Nuns trying to fundraise the cash to bury four dead Sisters; who are currently being stored in the convent’s freezer.

Performances will be held tonight, (Tuesday, 24 February) and Wednesday, 25 February at Shrewsbury College’s Performing Arts Theatre at 7.30pm, and on Friday 27 February at Bayston Hill Memorial hall at 7.30pm.

Technical Theatre apprentice, Lucy Barnett, 21, who previously studied a Diploma in Art and Design in Wolverhampton, was tasked with designing and making the set. She said: “I’ve really enjoyed this project. I enjoyed studying art and design, but knew that I wanted to work in the theatre industry, so saw this Apprenticeship as a perfect opportunity. I hope to go on to university when I finish to study set design.

“I spent some time researching the props for the show, but I wanted to add my own creative ideas to make the props more unique. I used MDF to create the props including signs, a juke box, bar and ice cream. I’ve been given a lot of responsibility and support by my tutors and the trust they have in me and my work has been confidence boosting.”

Gina Evans, Performing Arts tutor, said: “Lucy has been a great asset to the department. The work she has produced is fantastic, some of the best we’ve ever had. Her designs and props really help to set the scene for this production. We’ve tailored the Apprenticeship to help benefit her and be a valuable stepping stone for university.”

Michael Jenkins, Performing Arts tutor, said: “Our students have been working solidly over the last few months on their performance for this Musical. It’s absolutely ridiculous, fun and energetic. We hope everyone enjoys the show.”

Tickets cost £8 and £6 concessions and can be purchased on the door, or prior to the show by calling 01743 342487.

For more information about Performing Arts courses at Shrewsbury College or upcoming shows, please call 01743 342411 or click here

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