The students are working in a range of professional roles in the Christmas production of Beauty and the Beast.
The roles aim to give students hands-on technical experience in a professional theatre environment, working on a popular production with responsible titles including Duty Stage Manager, Lighting Operator and Assistant Stage Manager.
Level 3 Production Arts student Dougie Stanton is Assistant Lighting Designer for the production, he said:
“I install the lighting according to the plan made by the Lighting Designer, this involves rigging the lights and programming them ready for the shows and operating the lights during the performances.
“It’s great experience for me to work with different teams of people in the production in a professional environment. I am developing crucial skills such as teamwork, communication and problem-solving.
“I want a career in light design and would love to work in lighting for outdoor events such as festivals. The experience at the Drill Hall is a great opportunity to start building my portfolio.”
Joseph Price is Venue Technical Supervisor at the Drill Hall and Stage Manager for the Beauty and the Beast Production, he said:
“The students are really involved in the whole production process from the creation of ideas and design through to the build and performances.
“I get to know the students and put them in roles most suited to their interests that will be the most valuable to getting them where they want to be.
“Working on a production such as a panto is very varied and with such a large number of shows it involves some long hours but is very rewarding.
“Careers in Production are unique; they are all about making amazing things happen in weird and wonderful environments. There are so many different elements; if you enjoy live art in any form, from theatre to music, there will always be technicians behind it.”
Find out more about Level 3 Production Arts at Lincoln College.