Talented Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students hit the stage for a showstopping performance of classic musical Grease live in Pwllheli.

About 30 students from across the college performed their show 'Grîs' live on stage over three nights in Neuadd Dwyfor, from Wednesday, November 28th, to Friday, November 30th.

Show director and college drama lecturer Natalie Coles-Williams said:

We're extremely happy with the way people responded and grateful to everyone for supporting the college show.

I do hope the audience enjoyed it as much as we've enjoyed putting it together!

The show, based on the classic 50s-set high school musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, gave students the chance to have fun and explore their creative sides while discussing important themes like bullying, inequality and the dangers of drinking and smoking.

Led by director Natalie Coles-Williams alongside musical director Gwenno Pritchard, the show included live music from a five-piece band and was the latest of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor's traditional annual music concerts.

The cast of student stage-performers took on iconic singing, dancing and acting roles like Danny, Sandy, Frenchie and Kenickie, with students from a host of subject areas taking part - beyond drama and performing arts.

Those involved went through a demanding rehearsal schedule, committing three nights a week after lectures and additional weekends over 10 weeks of regular term-time, as well as four out of five days of their half term.

They attended dance lessons at the Pwllheli School of Dance, learning choreography from professional dance teachers, while wardrobe head Wendy Hinchey was tasked with assembling an array of vibrant, colourful costumes.

Natalie added:

Since half term, it has been very demanding, but the students have risen to the challenge. 

They have gelled extremely well, forming a strong bond. It has been wonderful to watch them become such good friends.

It helped with the rehearsal process as everyone quickly became comfortable in front of each other. This bunch help each other, support each other. They're a lot of fun to work with!

Natalie Coles-Williams took over in her role from previous director and drama teacher Mair Griffith - the person who actually taught Natalie A-Level drama.

Natalie added:

Mair Griffith was brilliant, she thought me and inspired me to become a drama teacher. I hope have done her proud with Gris!

There's no denying that putting on a show like this is a tremendous amount of work, we have worked long and hard for ten weeks. It takes over your life for a while, but seeing the Students grow and develop as performers is worth it.

For more information about A Level courses at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, visit www.gllm.ac.uk/a-levels.