Paston students give new twist to classic tale

A classic fairy tale has been given a 1980s twist by a student drama company.

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream has been reworked by the Far East Theatre Company, Paston Sixth Form College's award winning youth theatre group.

It pitches the action into the 1980s with 'Sloane Rangers' and 'New Romantics' among the characters.

The production references the music of the time and is fast paced, dynamic with both song and dance.

It is choreographed by Daniel Elliott, a former student at the college who graduated this year from Roehampton University with a first class honours degree in dance.

The play is directed by Mandy McKenna, who has been a co-director of the company since 1989 and teaches performing arts at Paston,. Before coming in to teaching she worked in professional theatre and TV as an actress and musician.

It is running at the Paston Theatre from Tuesday December 7 until Friday December 10 at 7.30pm nightly, with a Wednesday 1.30pm matinee for local schools.

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Tickets priced �5 (�2 students & concessions) are available from the box office on 01692 402334