Students at Bury College have been hard at work creating a wonderful new pantomime performance for local school children.

The college’s performing arts students all collaborated on their adaption of the classic ‘Tangled Tales’, a wacky amalgam of famous fairy tales and characters, including Peter Pan, Rapunzel, and Pinocchio.

In the audience, there were children from several local schools, from St. Luke’s CE Primary School to St John with Saint Mark CE Primary School, The Derby High School, Holy Trinity CE Primary School and Unsworth Primary School.

Andy Tomlinson, the college’s head of curriculum for performing and creative arts, said: “I really can’t express the feelings of relief and satisfaction of performers, staff and audience in being able to perform this Panto.

“Seeing the excited faces, and witnessing their interaction with the cast was magical and something that will be remembered for a long time.”

There was also a performance for Bury College New Horizons, a department for students with learning difficulties and another for the parents and guardians of the cast.

Second-year Level Three student, Emily Sandison, 18, who played Dorothy, amongst other characters, said: “It was really fun to perform to different audiences - one day we would be performing to five-year-olds, and then the next to Year 7s, and then to our parents.

“The whole experience was really challenging but fun.

“We put all of our ideas together to create the show and rehearsed it all in under four weeks.

“I got to play lots of different characters and develop my range.”