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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

St Thomas School have staged a superb musical production of  ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.’

St Thomas School have staged a superb musical production of  ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.’ Under the guidance of Mrs Gray (Head of Music), Mrs Holder (Head ofDrama) and Mrs Fisher (Dance teacher and choreographer) the cast performed the musical extravaganza on three evenings,as well as a matinee performance for local primary schools.

A very bold production, it begins with beautiful, narrative singing from Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Barnes and Frankie Martin,who continue to convey the Old Testament parable throughout the show. Their performances were worthy of the OperaHouse. The story is mainly conveyed through active and memorable songs, each one taking on a different style. When the brothers are rejoicing after selling Joseph (Matt Salmon) to slave traders, there is an engaging bright performance including line dancers and an excited jig. The dancers from Year 8 made a great addition to the play, adding fun and character to an already impressive musical performance. When Joseph has been imprisoned after his new slave master’s wife tried to entice him, there is a slow, emotional solo with funky snippets sung by various members of the school choir.

Matt Salmon’s performance was outstanding, conveying an array of emotions: from humour to despair. He is not alone in the talent on display though, with excellent performances from all the actors, singers and dancers, including Oliver Riley (Pharaoh) and violin-playing Ewan Kilpatrick.

Overall a great show, many congratulations to all of the actors, dancers, choir, band, backstage, lighting and sound crewwho made sure that this production came together and resulted in a wonderful night of song and dance!

By Sorcha Heelan Year 10

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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