11th December 2014
Tuesday night was the opening night of Salford City College’s annual Christmas Cabaret, presented by the department of Performing and Production Arts at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre’s Eccleston Theatre. This year’s show had the theme of ‘Tidings of Comfort and Joy’, and featured acts of singing, dancing, acting- even sword fighting!
The cast charmed the audience with songs from family favourites Scrooge, Calamity Jane, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Titanic. As well as singing and dancing, students also performed a famous scene from Romeo and Juliet, which featured a gripping sword fight. The Pendleton Tap Company also wowed the crowd, with their reindeer dance being a firm favourite among the audience.
Carols from The Chamber Choir and The Contemporary Choir also succeeded in getting everyone into the Christmas spirit.
The show, which was directed by Performing Arts teacher Kelly Cullen, came to a thrilling finale with the entire cast on stage to sing ‘White Christmas’. With the audience singing along, and synthetic snow falling on stage, this was a perfectly magical ending to a truly uplifting Christmas show.
Neil Bennett, Head of Performing Arts at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre, said, “We are so proud of the standards the students have achieved in the Christmas Cabaret – this is undoubtedly one of the best years ever for musical theatre at Pendleton.”
The cast will be performing ‘The Christmas Cabaret’ every weekday evening this week at the Eccleston Theatre at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre. To buy tickets, please click here.