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Pupils get lost in the moment at Edinburgh

Students from Chichester College took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm earlier this month, virtually selling out for their week-long run.


They performed ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Greenside at Nicholson Square – putting together a visually stunning show, with eye-catching costumes, to bring the wonderfully weird world of Wonderland to life.


Stage management students were on hand to ensure everything – from lighting and sound to props and costumes – ran smoothly while performing arts students entertained audiences.


The week proved to be fantastic opportunity for them to gain hands-on, real-life experience of putting on a show in a busy theatre at one of the biggest theatrical events in the world.


Acting student Charlie Gratwick said: “To be able to go to one of the biggest acting festivals in the world is a very humbling and awe-inspiring experience.


“Everyone is there to share their passion for the arts and it’s amazing.”


Hannah Young, who completed her diploma in production arts in June, added: “Edinburgh was a dream.


“It was such a unique experience to come up with a brilliant company and put on an incredible show.”


It was the third time Chichester College has taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, following on from successful stints with The Jungle Book in 2018 and Jason and the Golden Fleece in 2017.


Andrew Green, executive principal at the Chichester College Group, produced the show and worked closely with students in Edinburgh. He said: “Every year the show gets bigger and better, and this really was our biggest year yet.


“I’m incredibly proud of them and of the staff who have supported them over the past few months, ensuring they could get the absolute most out of this fantastic opportunity.”

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