Worthing colleges combine to welcome audiences to the Cabaret

The cast of Cabaret. W50509h11
The cast of Cabaret. W50509h11

STUDENTS from two Worthing colleges collaborated for the first time to put on a classic musical show.

Cabaret was performed by students from the new BTEC musical theatre course at Worthing College, in the Clive Blackburn Studio at the Bolsover Road-based facility.

It had been converted to resemble a nightclub by a team of technicians from Northbrook College, who also dressed the cast authentically to create a sense of 1930s Berlin – the era in which the play is set.

Lena Urquhart, Worthing College music teacher, said: “Remembering that we fielded two complete casts alternating over the run, really memorable performances came from Dylan Suddaby and Emily Partner as the Emcee and Lauren Andrews and Amy Clark who were our Sally Bowles, Ben Williams and Josh Symmonds as the American Cliff.

“Other stand-out performances came from Phil Davis and Anna Smith as the ageing lovers.

“The show represents a fantastic first in the collaboration between Worthing and Northbrook colleges, allowing experience for all involved in genuine commercial theatre production and performance.”

The show was directed by Iain Landles, curriculum team manager for English and performing arts, assisted by Kim Sheldon, performing arts co-ordinator.