STUDENTS from Forth Valley College have put their talents to good use by supporting Alloa Musical Players with their production of Sister Act.

A group of pupils on the HND Make-up Artistry course were chosen to help the Musical Players set up their show, which is set to open tonight (Wednesday, March 13) at Alloa Town Hall.

Student Martyna Bacik, from Alloa, was joined by fellow second years Caitlyn Brown, Amy Gorman, Leila Bryce and Steevi Bell, all from Falkirk, and also Emily Vevers from Denny.

They will also be helped out by first years Danielle Graham and Toni Fox from Alloa, Kat Watmore, Khayla Bell, Ellie Berry, Katie Laird (all from Falkirk), Dunia Al Shami and Viskante Gelumbeckaite from Grangemouth and lastly Jiovel Ferguson from Denny.

The 15 of them will play a massive role in the production of Sister Act and will be making up all the performers for the show.

Rob McDermott, head of learning at Forth Valley College and the president of Alloa Musical Players, was delighted to welcome the students on board.

He said: “Yet again, Forth Valley College students and staff have come to our aid by working with us to ensure that our show will be as much a spectacle and night’s entertainment as always.

“It’s been great to get the students involved, combining college learning and work based experience in their own community.

“This experience will add to their experience allowing them to progress on to employment or further study.”

This is the second time that students have been called upon to help with a stage show in the last three months.

Last November, Comrie Amateur Dramatic Society invited the students to step in and help with their production of Cinderella.

Tracey Coupland, make-up artistry lecturer at FVC, added: “The students are building up a good reputation for providing professional make up services to amateur dramatic groups, and it is very well deserved.

“Allowing the students to participate in an actual production will help them gain the valuable experience and working on this production will hopefully open up further exciting opportunities in the future for our students.

“I’m a very proud lecturer indeed.”

Sister Act runs from Wednesday, March 13 to Saturday, March 16 in the Alloa Town Hall from 7.30pm each night. Tickets are priced at £14 and can be bought at