Two Sidney students, Ben Atkinson and Henry Scarlett, both going into their final year reading Music, have just been appointed major roles in the renowned annual Footlights Pantomime.

Ben, the College's senior organ scholar, will be composing an original score for the show, the script of which is being written by Mark Fiddaman, James Moran, and Lucien Young. He will be working closely with Henry, Sidney Choir's senior choral scholar, who has been appointed as the show's Musical Director. The duo are not unused to working together, having studied the Music Tripos together since matriculating in 2008, collaborating in their respective roles within the Choir, and running the college's Music Society as co-presidents, not to mention often appearing in concerts together as a viola and piano duo.

The pantomime is possibly the show within the University to have the longest run of performances (a two-week long residence at the ADC Theatre) and one of the largest budgets in the student theatre world. This year's show will be telling the story of The Pied Piper. It will be performed at the ADC Theatre at 7.45pm from Tuesday 23rd November to Saturday 4th December 2010, with matinees at 2.30pm on Saturday 27th November and Saturday 4th December.

For more information on the show please visit The Cambridge Footlights website. Tickets will be available for purchase in due course from the ADC website.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2010.

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