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17th November 2016

Final year Musical Theatre students, armed with plenty of songs and dances, are ready to perform two brand new children’s theatre shows; Toothy Tales and Cosmic Catastrophe, in the College’s Alan Ayckbourn Theatre.

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Toothy Tales features a mouth of full of teeth who come to life. One day when Milky the milk tooth is feeling a little wobbly, she is stolen by the evil baddie Cavity. The rest of the teeth, including brainy Wisdom tooth, the imposter Filling, and pearly white Incisor, need the help of the Tooth Fairy and Toothbrush- a retired superhero, to find Milky and put the mouth back together again.

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Henry Baxter, formerly of Scalby School, Scarborough, plays retired superhero Toothbrush. He says: “It’s a fun piece of theatre and children will identify with it really well. Having the opportunity to create material from scratch has been a great learning experience. We had the freedom to experiment, improvise, devise and finally perform our own 45 minute performance and we are looking forward to bringing the characters to life and sharing the story with an audience of excitable young children.”

In Cosmic Catastrophe Alan the Astronaut, who looks after rare and endangered aliens in space, comes across the evil Mad Marper who tries to steal all the aliens. Unfortunately the plan goes horribly wrong and ends up scattering the aliens across the solar system. But will he be able to find them all again before it’s too late?

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Maya Bartley O’Dea, formerly of Fulford School, plays Alan the Astronaut's side-kick robot Beccabot.  Maya is especially proud of the performance because it is based upon her original concept. She says: “I’ve loved having a go at direction as well as performance. Working in a small group we had loads of fun bringing the story to the stage. This experience has taught me a lot and it’s great preparation for drama school auditions next year.”

Daytime performances are now sold out, however tickets are still available for the 7.00pm performances on  Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December, priced £4.00 (adults) and £2.00 (children) from the York College Finance Office on 01904 770495.

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