Cinders has a ball as students produce their own panto in Felpham

The cast of Felpham Community College's version of Cinderella

The cast of Felpham Community College's version of Cinderella

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PANTO fever struck Felpham Community College as dozens of students staged their version of a traditional tale.

Cinders was a modern adaptation of Cinderella with lyrics from modern pop songs re-written to help to tell the story.

The performance last Wednesday was packed with students, parents and staff after students from Years 7 to 9 had been involved in all aspects of the production.

They wrote the script, performed, staged and lit the show and organised ticket sales and promotion.

Eadie Swanton, 11, played Cinderella. She said: “The whole event has been a fantastic experience. Being in Year 7 it has been a great opportunity to meet students in other year groups who love drama like me.

“I was really chuffed to be picked for the main lead but was worried as I am not usually very good at learning lines, But, luckily, it all fell into place.”

Prince Charming was played by Emily-Paige Rayner, 13. She said: “I want to take drama at GCSE next year so was really keen to get involved with this.

“We all really enjoyed doing it and everyone who watched it said how impressed they were.”