15th December 2020

Coppice Theatre Christmas special spot for up and coming actor

Share

Coppice Theatre Christmas special spot for up and coming actor

It’s a very merry Christmas for a St Austell acting student who is celebrating after landing a role with Coppice Theatre.

This December Coppice Theatre is back in Truro with their enchanting winter storytelling show ‘Jack’s Frosty Stories 4: Adventures around the World’.

Visitors can enjoy a brand-new walk about version of their popular show with a collection of new tales that take them on a festive journey across the globe.

Acting student at Cornwall College St Austell, Rose Middleton, is Tinsel and Mittens Understudy.

Coppice Theatre use puppetry, storytelling and music to delight audiences of all ages.

Rose has been acting for 10 years and she is currently on the Launch acting course at Cornwall College, developing her skills as an actor and director.

“It’s so fun and inspiring to work in the industry alongside professionals,” Rose said.

“I’m learning so much about myself and what I want to do with my career. I’m so thankful for this amazing opportunity and I wouldn’t give it up for anything!”

Rose is also joined by former Cornwall College St Austell acting student, Maya Clarke, who is cast as Sparky.

Since completing the acting course at college, Maya has worked with multiple different theatre companies including Kneehigh Theatre.

Performing Arts Lecturer, Lydia Day, said she is “thrilled companies such as Kneehigh Theatre and Coppice Theatre are recognising our learners as industry ready.”

“Acting at The Creative and Digital Academy at Cornwall College St Austell offers an intensive training programme to ensure our learners are ambitions, passionate, committed, technically strong and multi-talented,” she continued.

“We are so thankful to Coppice Theatre for supporting in our Industry Placement scheme and taking on Rose as recruit for their Christmas performance ‘Jack’s Frosty Stories 4’.

“Rose has dreams of becoming a theatre director, so this is an invaluable experience to learn from some of the best.”

Coppice Theatre Producer, Jasmine Cole, said Rose and Maya have both “been amazing”.

“I got reports from Connie Crosby and Michael Tonkin-Jones that they were both really giving it all in rehearsals today,” she said.

“We are very pleased to have them on board. “This show was made possible thanks to the kind support of Arts Council England and Truro BID.”

Cornwall College St Austell is holding Twilight Taster sessions on Tuesday 19th January 5 – 7pm where current Year 10 and 11 students can book a place to try a subject before they apply.

Places can be booked here: https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/events/twilight-taster-evening-at-cornwall-college-st-austell/

The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) is investing heavily in its campuses, student experiences and staff training.

“Our new and highly experienced leadership team has worked tirelessly with staff over the last year to transform the Group and we have made significant savings while repurposing campuses to deliver modern, forward-thinking courses that will lead to rewarding careers,” said John Evans, CE & principal of TCCG.

“What makes this turnaround in our financial performance even more impressive is we have made significant changes while improving our outcomes for learners. I knew we would transform this Group when I arrived last year, but I am so proud of how quickly our staff have achieved this, through dedication, hard work and a passion for giving learners a quality experience.”

Next on the list is a planned new college in St Austell that John believes will have a significant impact.

“Without doubt a modern, vibrant new build in St Austell will be transformative for the people of St Austell and its surrounding area for generations to come,” he said.

 

Share
cornwall,staustell,performingarts,acting,creative The Cornwall College Group

Latest News

Academy launch to support youth into manufacturing and engineering   

Academy launch to support youth into manufacturing and engineering   

20th June 2022
Manufacturing and engineering skills in Cornwall are getting a boost with the formation of a pre-16 manufacturing academy.   The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) and The Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG) partnered to address the skills gap in the sector, resulting in The CMG Academy.   A launch event was held on Thursday at the Cornwall College Camborne campus with key guests from the manufacturi Read More
College awarded for apprenticeship ‘excellence’

College awarded for apprenticeship ‘excellence’

15th June 2022
The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) is celebrating after being recognised for the high quality and standard of its apprenticeship provision. Presented to Cornwall College St Austell by leading awarding organisation City & Guilds, the accolade was one of only 100 end-point assessment (EPA) awards given out to educational providers across the whole of the UK. “It was a pleasure to present TCCG Read More
Farmers Without Borders: Future Farm hosts British and French sustainable partnership

Farmers Without Borders: Future Farm hosts British and French sustainable partnership

13th June 2022
A French cohort of 15 dairy farmers and delegates of the Council of Finistère and Trévarez Research Station were welcomed last Tuesday at Duchy College’s Future Farm, marking a new step in exchanging sustainable dairy farming practices across the Channel. The group explored the pioneering research facility and visited three farms representing the range of successful dairy production systems Read More
Awards pouring in for college restaurant

Awards pouring in for college restaurant

30th May 2022
Cornwall College St Austell’s student-run Cloisters Restaurant, is cooking on gas after receiving a slew of accolades. The on-campus fine dining establishment has gone from strength-to strength in recent weeks with an impressive list of awards and recognition, including being shortlisted for College Restaurant of the Year (CROFTY). Launched in 2016 in partnership between People 1st Internati Read More