Culinary play is a real joint effort

NEAABE120228g3, Selston arts and community college, evening of theatre and hospitality from students doing there btec courses. BTEC performing arts students performing the kitchen, Amy Griffiths, Courtney Richter and Bridey Fletcher.
NEAABE120228g3, Selston arts and community college, evening of theatre and hospitality from students doing there btec courses. BTEC performing arts students performing the kitchen, Amy Griffiths, Courtney Richter and Bridey Fletcher.

The WORLDS of catering and theatre successfully blended as students raised money for cancer research.

As part of their graded coursework Selston Arts and Community College BTEC theatre students put on a fine performance of the Arnold Wesker’s play The Kitchen.

NEAABE120228g2, Selston arts and community college, evening of theatre and hospitality from students doing there btec courses. BTEC performing arts students performing the kitchen.

NEAABE120228g2, Selston arts and community college, evening of theatre and hospitality from students doing there btec courses. BTEC performing arts students performing the kitchen.

And as the show had a culinary theme, it seemed only right the schools BTEC hospitality pupils should provide food and refreshments on the night, which sold nearly 100 tickets.

Not only did both sets of pupil’s performances count towards their end of year grades - but the youngsters managed to raise £250 for Cancer Research UK through food and ticket sales.

Hospitality teacher Denise Slater, said: “They all did very well - the feedback has been very positive from the guests.

“They were all very nervous before - and there were one or two tears - but the pupils really pulled out all the stops when it comes to putting on productions here.

NEAABE120228g1, Selston arts and community college, evening of theatre and hospitality from students doing there btec courses. BTEC hospitality students

NEAABE120228g1, Selston arts and community college, evening of theatre and hospitality from students doing there btec courses. BTEC hospitality students

Mrs Slater said the crowd loved the BTEC theatre group’s performance of Kitchen, a comedy set in a 1950s restaurant, and the food which ranged from simple sausage rolls to terrific trifles.

She added that Cancer Research UK is a charity close to the pupil’s hearts.