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News: Spe­cial­ist make-up stu­dents get to work on hit musical

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Students with cast members Louise Fiddes and Adele Lee
Students with cast members Louise Fiddes and Adele Lee

Nottingham College Specialist Hair and Media Make-up students have been finding out what it’s like to work on a real theatre production, doing the hair and make-up for the cast of The Sound of Music, which was on show at the Theatre Royal between the 29th Oct and 2nd Nov.

The group of 24 Lev­el 3 Fash­ion, The­atre, Media Hair and Make-up stu­dents were tasked with assist­ing the cast with their hair, make-up and cos­tume changes for both mat­inée and evening per­for­mances through­out the dura­tion of the show.

Beau­ty and the Beast, Annie and Joseph and the Amaz­ing Tech­ni­col­or Dream­coat are just some of the hit Broad­way shows Not­ting­ham Col­lege stu­dents have worked on with the Not­ting­ham Oper­at­ic Soci­ety over the years.

Actor, Abby Wells, who played the role of Maria von Trapp, said: The stu­dents were very pro­fes­sion­al, per­son­able and punc­tu­al through­out the show. Megan, who assist­ed me, helped with an impor­tant, quick cos­tume change, which, as you can imag­ine, was a lot of pres­sure, but she han­dled it so well. My role forms a big part of the show so work­ing with stu­dents who are reli­able and have great atti­tudes real­ly put me at ease.”

Hav­ing already gained some expe­ri­ence from the Lev­el 2 course, this real­ly helped with my con­fi­dence. I was respon­si­ble for six cast mem­bers each day dur­ing the pro­duc­tion. Tim­ing was a mas­sive chal­lenge and it was very busy but it was real­ly fun. I’d love to work on film sets, that’s the goal, so this kind of indus­try expe­ri­ence is so valuable. 

 — Megan Lynch, 17, from Colwick
Megan with Abby Wells (Maria)
Megan with Abby Wells (Maria)
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  • 13th November 2019 (1:22 PM)
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