THE curtain is up on this year’s panto ‘McCinders’ performed by young people from Kibble alongside VIP guest, actor Jasmin Riggins, star of the award-winning film Angel’s Share.
McCinders, performing on the 9th and 10th December, is a hilarious Scottish take on the children’s classic Cinderella. It follows the story of how an innocent daughter’s life is turned upside down after her lonely father finds love on the internet. The impositions of the evil step sisters, Fran and Anna, make for a highly entertaining, satirical Scottish version on the original fairy-tale.
After months of rehearsals, costume calls, make-up trials and lots of laughter! The stage is set and the camera is rolling! It’s clear there are a lot of future stars in Kibble as our young actors and actresses have left audience with “sore faces from laughing so loudly”.
Famed actress Jasmin Riggins, 23, took time out of her busy acting schedule to star in the play, along with fellow student as part of their acting studies with West College Scotland.
Speaking ahead of the performance, Jasmin said:
“I love pantomimes, they are always great fun and put me in the mood for Christmas. I jumped at the chance to get involved at Kibble this year because it will be great experience for me and my classmates.
“I have worked on a short film with staff from Kibble before so I know all about the important work that they do on campus with the youngsters. McCinders is just one part of that, and acting alongside the kids will benefit them as well.”
Starring as the evil stepsister Anna in the panto, Creative Arts Development Officer Gavin Sinclair said:
“I just want to thank Jasmin and all the students from West College Scotland. Their input has been vital in helping the Kibble youngsters put on such an impressive show.
“The confident, capable performances don’t just happen and weeks of hard work allow the boys and girls to conquer their nerves and deliver in front of a packed audience. When it all comes together like it did this evening you can’t help but feel incredibly proud of this school.”