St Nicholas’ School in Church Crookham put on a colourful performance recently. The senior production was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.
A West End favourite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favourite son.
With a wonderfully diverse musical score and a cast and crew of nearly 60 pupils, supported by a ten-piece band, this high-energy production was indeed a truly colourful event. There was a dazzling array of spectacular costumes including, of course, “the coat!”
The show was great fun for all the performers, with music ranging from the Country and Western style of One more Angel to the rocking 50s Elvis pastiche of Song of the King.
Senior pupils Catherine Harris, who played Joseph, and Charlotte Hutchinson and Jessica Phillips, who were the Narrators, were outstanding in their roles, showing great stamina, vocal quality and stage presence.
Director and Head of Drama Josie Downer said: “Everyone has worked so hard and it is very rewarding seeing the girls put on such a slick and thoroughly professional production.”