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Production Arts student secures Pantomime work experience

As part of his GAP work experience programme, Production Arts student Daniel Paget has secured a part-time job at a local Pantomime company.

Daniel, who started at Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar last month, will now join Jordan Productions to help produce their stage show of Sleeping Beauty.

Daniel explains: “This is my second year working as part of the crew at Wyllotts. Last year I worked on the Jack and the Beanstalk production as part of the lighting team.

“This year I will be helping with stage management and become part of the general stage crew, which is a really broad job with much more responsibility.”

Throughout the Production Arts course at West Herts, students will work with Performing Arts students to help produce the annual stage shows, taking on different roles so they can learn all aspects of production.

Daniel added: “The role of the stage crew is very broad and is different for individual productions or venues, so it was great to be able to do this in a professional setting.

“I am responsible for doing the scene changes, making sure props and set pieces are in the right place and maintaining everything technical on set.”

West Herts’ Production Arts tutor, Chris added: “Daniel is a great student and always eager to learn and get involved. We’re so pleased he’s managed to secure such a great work experience opportunity and become employed at the end of it.”

Click here to find out more about studying Production Arts at West Herts College.

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