Students from Long Sutton’s Peele Community College hit the stage

Budding young actors from the Peele Community College in Long Sutton performed their amazing production Little Shop of Horrors to 185 students from local primary schools.

The younger students were very excited and wondered what the big colourful item was in the middle of the shop – they were to find out later in the show...

Little Shop of Horrors dress rehearsal at Peele Community College, Long Sutton

Little Shop of Horrors dress rehearsal at Peele Community College, Long Sutton

After their performance to the primary schoolchildren, the Peele students went on to perform show for family and friends.

Auditions had started back in May when many students applied for the various parts and eagerly awaited to see what they would be doing.

Since then they have been giving up much of their spare time at evenings and weekends to make sure they could give the best performance they could.

Year 11 student Emily Woods, who played one of the main characters Audrey, said she found it to be a fun and fantastic experience – not many people can say they were eaten by a plant!

Back - Alex Bennett, Emily Bingham, Charlotte Carr, front Gabrielle Thompson, Lucy Stockdale, Rachel Stevens.

Back - Alex Bennett, Emily Bingham, Charlotte Carr, front Gabrielle Thompson, Lucy Stockdale, Rachel Stevens.

“Whilst it will be my last year at the college if I could I would certainly do it again,” she told the Free Press.

Luke Hinton-Penta, another Year 11 student, who played Seymour, also said he found the whole production an amazing experience and fun to meet new people.

The most moving comments were from Max Hamilton, a Year 8 student, who played Audrey II and was also part of the chorus.

He said he had looked forward to the production since the auditions and praised the teachers Mrs Manghan and Mrs Howman who had help put the show together.

He went on to say that it gave him a real focus and that he has made lots of new friends.

“It has been the highlight of my time at the Peele,” he told us.

• For a full page of pictures see Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.