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Storming Success at Leverhulme Drama Festival

Performing Arts Students Perform Eighteen

Performing Arts students from West Lancashire College are celebrating for the second time this year after winning prestigious awards at The Leverhulme Drama Festival this weekend.

The students, who are members of Storm2Theatre, the college’s extra-curricular theatre group, performed at the Festival on 28 April at the Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, where they received nominations and awards for their talents.

The group were winners of Best Under 21 Youth Play for ‘Eighteen’ written by the Gary Owens.  Harry Burns won Best Actor, Georgia Bannister was runner up as Best Actress and Kyra McKenzie was nominated for supporting actress. They were also nominated for artistic endeavour with the sound and lighting and also the whole Ensemble were nominated for an award too.

The group performed ‘Eighteen’, a moving story set in World War I at the college’s Hope Theatre a few weeks back, where they received excellent reviews from those who attended with many of the audience brought to tears!

Deb Fletcher, Performing Arts Tutor said “We are so proud of our talented students, they amaze us with their passion, enthusiasm and talent every single day and winning awards such as these are testament to their hard work and commitment.  I’d like to thank and congratulate our fantastic playwright Gary Owens, for letting us be the first to perform this fabulously moving story.”

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