Drama students bring pupils' stories to life at awards show
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28th January 2019

Imaginative stories written by local school pupils will be brought to life by students from City of Wolverhampton College in a performance this weekend.  

As part of the city’s literature festival, pupils aged four to 17 were invited to take part in a Page-to-Stage competition and write a short story on the theme of ‘Not all heroes wear capes’.   

The four winning tales – chosen from over 200 entries – have been interpreted by students studying for UAL diplomas in performing arts and will be showcased on stage at the Page-to-Stage awards show at the Slade Rooms in Broad Street, on Saturday, February 2.    

Ruth Gavin, performing arts tutor at the college, said: “The students have only had three weeks to read and interpret the stories and develop ideas that will literally bring the pupils’ words to life.  

“It has been a challenging exercise but has given them experience of working together to produce and direct their own performances and we are sure that the authors will be delighted with the end results.” 

The Page-to-Stage awards show, hosted by renowned storyteller Ian Douglas, starts at 2.30pm and tickets, priced at £3.50 each, are available from the Wolverhampton Literature Festival website at www.wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk/ 

The college is currently auditioning for places on its performing arts courses starting in September – for more information click here or Tel: 01902 836000

CoWC drama students bring pupils' stories to life
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