Students tell tale of terror

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Final year performing arts students from Banbury and Bicester College took to the stage to explore the darker side of London’s East End last week.

Ten Bells, a student-devised production about the people of Whitechapel during the Jack the Ripper murders, was well received when it showed at Banbury’s Mill Arts Centre last Wednesday. 

Set between the Ripper’s final two murders, the play explored the impact of the attacks on London’s East End and the characters’ attempts to stop him in his tracks.

The second year students from the Performing Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma worked as a team to write, cast, direct and perform the show, taking control of every aspect from the initial concept to the final production.

A creative arts showcase featuring work from some of the college’s design pupils is still on show at Banbury’s Castle Quay shopping centre.

We’re Here Now is open until Sunday, June 22 and exhibits graphic design, illustration, print, film, photography, ceramics and more.