Talented Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students hit the stage for a show-stopping performance of spooky classic Little Shop of Horrors, live in Pwllheli.

About 30 students from across the college performed their show "Y Siop Siambr Arswyd" (The Little Shop of Horrors) live on stage over three nights in Neuadd Dwyfor late last year.

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 our take on a modern classic as much as we've enjoyed putting it together!

The show, based on the classic 80s comedy/horror musical starring Rick MoranisEllen Greene and Vincent Gardenia, gave students the chance to explore their creative sides in performing the musical's themes, like romance, horror, sci-fi and comedy.

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

The cast of student stage-performers took on some of the iconic roles in the story, with students from a different subject areas getting involved and helping out in supporting roles behind the scenes.

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:

The students have been giving it everything, especially since half-term. 

Some of the students have been in musical performances in previous years together and have become good friends.

This helped with the rehearsal process as everyone quickly became comfortable in front of each other. This bunch help each other and 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.

Bethan Jones is a member of the choir and took part in the musical performance last year. Commenting on the experience she said:

Everyone enjoyed the balance of hard work and fun that came with preparing for the show. It's safe to say we are one big family now and I have bittersweet feelings about seeing the rehearsal period come to an end!

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