Students studying on the second year of the Certificate in Learning Skills course at TyneMet College showcased their talent in a performance devised and written by the group.

The nine students wrote and took part in acting out roles, in a play that they titled ‘The Doors of Time’. The play took the audience on fantasy time traveling experience where good triumphs over evil in a quest to restore the sun to the sky and the world back to normal.

The production was the first major project for the student’s Level 1 in Performing Arts qualification, however the students demonstrated skill and commitment when creating the props that they they needed and their performances were all of a very high standard.

The students; Ruben Carrasco-Minto, 18, and Ross Moat, 19, both from North Shields, along with Jack Denny, 19, from Durham, Steven Marshall, 18, from Whitley Bay, Daniel O’Neil, 19, from Alnwick, Peter Robinson, 18, from Gateshead, Adam Scargill, 25, from Morpeth, Lewis Sheldon, 18, from Hebburn and Connor Tough, 19 from Seaton Burn all played a variety of different characters in the show.

Andrea Cochrane, Head of Preparation for Life and Work, TyneMet College, said:

“I am immensely proud of all of the students who took part. The play was funny and entertaining. The audience seemed to really enjoy themselves.

“The students worked very hard to write the play, they were very successful and their acting was superb!”

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