Chelsea is the right fit for festive show

Chelsea Talbot (left) along with other Newcastle College students who will be perfoming in The Glass Slipper
Chelsea Talbot (left) along with other Newcastle College students who will be perfoming in The Glass Slipper

A HARTLEPOOL stage performer has landed a role in a festive production.

Chelsea Talbot, 21, a student at Newcastle College, was one of a select group of performers to be chosen for a part in the latest production to be put on by Northern Stage.

The Tyneside-based company, formerly Newcastle Playhouse, is performing its inventive take on the traditional Cinderella story, The Glass Slipper.

The company offers students the chance of auditions every year to give them experience – and Chelsea was one of nine who beat stiff competition from around the region to earn a place.

Chelsea, who is currently studying a foundation degree in acting and is part of the college’s Performance Academy, will play a part until the show’s run comes to an end early next month.

John Kirtley, curriculum development leader at the Performance Academy, said: “By winning these roles these lucky talented young actors will benefit from a major placement and learning opportunity that gives them real practical performance experience.”

Erica Whyman, director of The Glass Slipper and chief executive of Northern Stage, said: “We have worked with staff and students from the Performance Academy for a number of years now and have developed a great relationship during this time.

“Each year we start to work with a new intake of students and the standard they deliver seems to get higher each year.”