Joseph and his amazing technicolour dream coat

Date 22nd February 2019
Society Stage One 2000 Musical Youth Theatre
Venue Harrison Hall New Brighton
Type of Production Musical
Director Brenda Davies
Musical Director Sian James
Choreographer Alli Bentley-Jones

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Author: Budge Grounsell

Amazing is the only word to describe this youth production. This group have done many excellent shows and won many NODA awards but I doubt they have done anything to rival this for sheer style and entertainment.

Plaudits are due to a first class production team; Director Brenda Davies, Chorographer Alli Bentley-Jones and Musical Director Sian James who got the very best from a young and talented cast and made maximum use of that talent. Add the superb costume team of Jenny King and Jules Bradley and great Sound and Lighting from Daniel McAllister and Derek Bosley and you have a formidable team worthy of any professional or Amateur company.

As the eponymous hero Euan Parkes was splendid. He sang very well, maintaining his character throughout in what, after all, is a big part. He looked comfortable on stage not always easy at such a young age.

Fulfilling the role of Narrator could not have been easy but Steph Fleetwood more than rose to the challenge. A character not of the time or place of the action, the Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, giving meaning to the story with his/her words.  The character calls for a lot of singing, is on stage for a great deal of the time and Steph caught the full flavour of the part.

The “Brothers” made a good fist of their roles and made a strong contribution to the main plot as well as appearing in different guises at other times. Well done “boys”. As their father Ryan Williams gave a good interpretation though he was seldom seen beneath a magnificent beard which he managed to discard when he moved to another character

Potipher (loved the way he was dressed) and his wife, the Pharoah, the Butler, Baker and a lively lad joined forces with the “Adoring girls” the residents of Canaan, Egyptians, Rocks, Business men, Camels and Hairy Ishmaelites to complete this excellent cast. The choice of costumes for all the parts small of large was extraordinary and was instrumental in drawing your attention to every person on stage. Combined with the strong lighting they brought out the various scenes in stunning detail.

Congratulations to all who had a hand in this production Budge Noda Rep.;

 

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Stage 1 2000.

Harrison Hall. 22nd February 2019

Amazing is the only word to describe this youth production. This group have done many excellent shows and won many NODA awards but I doubt they have done anything to rival this for sheer style and entertainment.

Plaudits are due to a first class production team; Director Brenda Davies, Chorographer Alli Bentley-Jones and Musical Director Sian James who got the very best from a young and talented cast and made maximum use of that talent. Add the superb costume team of Jenny King and Jules Bradley and great Sound and Lighting from Daniel McAllister and Derek Bosley and you have a formidable team worthy of any professional or Amateur company.

As the eponymous hero Euan Parkes was splendid. He sang very well, maintaining his character throughout in what, after all, is a big part. He looked comfortable on stage not always easy at such a young age.

Fulfilling the role of Narrator could not have been easy but Steph Fleetwood more than rose to the challenge. A character not of the time or place of the action, the Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, giving meaning to the story with his/her words.  The characyer calls for a lot of singing, is on stage for a great deal of the time and Steph caught the full flavour of the part.

The “Brothers” made a good fist of their roles and made a strong contribution to the main plot as well as appearing in different guises at other times. Well done “boys”. As their father Ryan Williams gave a good interpretation though he was seldom seen beneath a magnificent beard which he managed to discard when he moved to another character

Potipher (loved the way he was dressed) and his wife, the Pharoah, the Butler, Baker and a lively lad joined forces with the “Adoring girls” the residents of Canaan, Egyptians, Rocks, Business men, Camels and Hairy Ishmaelites to complete this excellent cast. The choice of costumes for all the parts small of large was extraordinary and was instrumental in drawing your attention to every person on stage. Combined with the strong lighting they brought out the various scenes in stunning detail.

Congratulations to all who had a hand in this production Budge Noda Rep.;