#HQPA presents Guys and Dolls at Theatre Severn

#HQPA will be hitting the stage at Theatre Severn this month with their rendition of the Tony Award-winning musical, Guys and Dolls.

Following on from their two night sell-out show of, ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in March, the #HQPA group of Performing Arts students from Shrewsbury College are bringing the 1950s Broadway show set in the 1930’s New York gangster scene, to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn for the first time in five years. With themes of marriage, gambling and religion, the show combines comedy and romance in a musical extravaganza.

As well as performing in the show, the students have also been tasked with other production roles, including assisting the director, stage management and marketing team, to help them gain valuable experience of various roles within the industry.

Level 3 Performing Arts student, Christian Lugtu, 18, from Shrewsbury, will be playing lead protagonist, 'Nathan Detroit' as well as acting as dance captain for the show. He said: “I am thoroughly enjoying bringing Nathan Detroit to life, he’s a great character to play and I just can’t wait get on the stage now.

“It’s great that we’ve been involved in other roles in this production, it really helps us develop knowledge and experience which will help us when we leave college”.

Michael Jenkins, course tutor and show director, said: “I am very excited to be doing the show with such an extremely talented bunch of students. With infectious music, well-known songs and a brilliantly comic script, it is going to be one of the best musicals the #HQPA students have produced to date”.

Performances will take place on Tuesday, 16, Wednesday, 17 and Thursday, 18 June at 7.30pm at Theatre Severn and tickets cost £12 (£8 concessions) and can be purchased by ringing 01743 281281 or by visiting the website www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/guys-and-dolls

For more information about Performing Arts courses at Shrewsbury College or upcoming shows, call 01743 342411 or follow the hashtag #HQPA on Twitter.

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