Burn baby burn! Cardiff and Vale College students put on performance of Disco Inferno

13 Jun 2019

Students from across Cardiff and Vale College have worked together to put on a performance of the 1970s jukebox musical Disco Inferno.

The students’ second annual musical performance was directed by Enrichment and Enterprise Co-ordinator Lisa Anne Jones with Movement Director Emma-Jayne Parker.

The cast was made up of students from a wide range of courses from Performing Arts to Aircraft Engineering, while Hair and Beauty learners did hair styling and theatrical make-up. Paint and Decorating students helped decorate the set, and Executive Administrator Jayne Mills worked front of house with various other CAVC staff helping out behind the scenes.

Disco Inferno took place over three nights at the College’s Theatr Michael Sheen as part of CAVC’s enrichment programme. The students rehearsed for eight weeks outside of their studies to perfect their performances, including coming in over the Easter holidays.

The hard work paid off as the reviews were glowing. Gary and Cathy Chivers said: “What can I say, apart from brilliant, amazing, superb!”

CAVC’s Chair of Governors, Geraint Evans, said: “A fun, lively and entertaining evening – thoroughly enjoyable! Clearly a great amount of effort from staff and learners involved in the performance.”

The students also enjoyed the experience. Performing Arts learner Shaun Marsden said: “I enjoyed being a part of the show every second I was in it.”

Foundation Degree in Performing Arts student Rachel Price added: “Working on Disco Inferno was an amazing experience. It was a great chance for Higher Education and Further Education students to work together in a project – I learned new skills and made some amazing memories.”