The Friary School are delighted to announce their up-coming production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The cast and crew have had a fantastic time rehearsing this funny, fast paced and energetic musical and are bristling with excitement at the opportunity to present it to a public audience. The show opens on Wednesday 22 June and runs until Friday 24 June. The performances start at 7:30pm and tickets can be booked online at at £7.50 and £5.50 for concessions.

With over on hundred students in the cast, a live band of 13 musicians, and a licensed bar for interval drinks, it is set to be a night of great entertainment.

This fantastic musical tells the story of Joseph (Max Thomas), Jacob’s son and one of twelve brothers. As the favourite son, Joseph is given a beautiful coat as a gift from his father, this enrages Joseph’s brothers who plan a terrible revenge which results in Joseph finding himself imprisoned in a dungeon in Egypt. However, Joseph’s fortunes are reversed due to his extraordinary talent for interpreting dreams; he rises to the upper echelons of Egypt’s society and becomes best mates with the Pharaoh (Tommy Baines), this presents him with an opportunity to get his own back on his mischievous brothers. Will he take revenge, or make amends?

The whole show is set to a soundtrack of varying musical styles including rock and roll (Elvis style), country and western, and calypso.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “It has been fantastic to see stage performance resume this school year and after the sell-out success of ‘Chicago’ last Autumn we now have our younger students – the starts of the future – performing ‘Joseph’. The new lighting and sound system we have invested in only add to it, and this will be the last chance to see the theatre before the summer re-fit. We would encourage everyone to come and see the show wearing their own coat of many colours.”