TWO professional touring companies are visiting Northallerton College during the next two weeks.

Dance group rjc dance is bringing its mix of reggae, jazz and contemporary dance to the college on Thursday, March 13.

Dancers will perform a new work in three movements called Soma, which is described as "the perfect antidote to the impossible pace of modern life".

The company is also holding a residency at the college on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, holding workshops with male and female students.

Some of the students will join the dancers in their March 13 performance, which begins at 7.30pm. Tickets, at £5 and £2.50, are available from Pam Bayston, head of dance and drama, or at the door.

The following week it is the turn of Spike Theatre.

In a performance at the college on Friday, March 21 at 7.30pm, the group is bringing a show set in a sandwich shop and called BLT. The plot is "a bizarre love triangle - darkly comic and, at times, moving".

It includes a full musical score and contains acrobatic slapstick and tributes to music hall.

The show is suitable for anyone over the age of ten.

Tickets, at £5 or £2.50 concessions, are again available from Mrs Bayston at the college or at the door