Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Students make their debut at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Performing arts students from Clarendon Sixth Form College made their professional debut at the Royal Exchange Theatre after successfully auditioning for parts in the theatre’s latest show, ‘The Suppliant Women’.

The play, which dates back 2,500 years, is one of the oldest known plays in existence and one of the first documented referrals to democracy in the world. It follows fifty women as they flee from their home in North Africa to seek asylum in Greece after escaping forced marriage in their homeland.

Richard Goodwin, performing arts teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “We’ve had some great feedback from the director about how well the students have done. They all auditioned and were offered parts on their own merit so we’re really proud of them. This is great experience for them to perform on a professional stage in front of the public.”

Jack Townsend, performing arts students at Clarendon Sixth Form College and former Alder Community High School Pupil from Hyde, said: “Being on a different professional stage like the Royal Exchange Theatre is exhilarating. The experience has allowed us to meet people who are equally passionate about performing and it’s a really positive and inspiring atmosphere to be in. Being part of, ‘The Suppliant Women’ has been amazing and we’ve learned a lot from being surrounded by professional and experienced performers.”

For more information on Clarendon Sixth Form College’s performing arts courses please call: 0161 908 6800 or click here.