9th November 2015
Final year Musical Theatre students perform two children’s stories; By the Light of the Moon and Superville, which together make up this year’s pantomime Oh Mother Goose (OMG!). Local school and youth groups are warmly welcomed to come along, enjoy and get involved in the action.
By the Light of the Moon depicts a land of earth and sky where twins are bewitched through the power of the sun and the moon. Together they undertake a perilous journey to discover their true form and become reunited. Their search for family and friendship brings far more than they could ever have imagined.
By contrast Superville is a forgotten town, and struggling to hide from a world that would rather forget them lives a band of mediocre, miserable and miserly superheroes. When a small girl persuades her scientist grandfather to rob them of their powers they find they have to combine forces with their arch enemy to confront their fears and try to regain not only their super abilities but their self-respect.
Scott Goncalves, formerly of Fulford School, plays superhero Swift in Superville. His character is a parody of every superheroes there ever was and is a real hit with the children. At the end of the year Scott will be auditioning for drama school to further his Musical Theatre studies. He says: “My College course has given me a good grounding in all three aspects of performance; singing, dancing and acting and by the end of this year I hope to feel audition ready for the big drama schools.”
Fay Barker, formerly of Ryedale School, has worked hard to perfect her sword skills, playing the role of Sassassin - a cross between Cat Woman and an assassin. Fay portrays a good villain and is looking forward to being hissed and booed at by an excited childrens' audience. She says: “This piece of theatre is comical, with good combat scenes and I am loving being part of it. I’ve enjoyed the range of performances I have been in at College and I ‘ve made some great friends too. I would like to go to drama school to study Acting next year.”
Oh Mother Goose (OMG!) performances are on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December at 10.00am, 1.00pm and 7.00pm. Tickets are £2.00 each child for groups (10 or more and includes 1 free ticket for an accompanying adult for each 10 children), £4.00 for adults and £3 for children. All tickets are available from the York College Box Office on 01904 770495.