Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Date 10th November 2016
Society Act 1 Youth
Venue The Old Baths, Hawick
Type of Production Musical
Director Deborah Lyons & Rachel Inglis
Musical Director Derek Calder

Report

Author: Helen Cameron on behalf of Stewart Cameron

This production was the first for this new Company Act 1 Youth, which was only formed in 2016 as a youth group to promote and inspire the youth within the Hawick area in the discipline of theatre both onstage and backstage.

What a breath of fresh air! From the moment you walked into the venue you were transported into the Land of Canaan.The decoration of the hall added greatly to the whole experience.

The fixed set was very simple but very effective, with additional scenery brought on stage as required in the scene changes. Costuming was also simple but again appropriate and effective.

The biggest part in Joseph is that of the Narrator and the story was related to the audience by a duet of Marli Kiore and Eilidh Garden. They were fantastic telling the story with great confidence and stage presence.

Joseph himself was played by Joseph Wear. He had a good voice and he carried out the role to a high standard.

The remainder of the named principals

Jacob & Potiphar - Niamh Scott : Jacob's Wife & Pharoah - Sophie Sutherland :

Reuben - Carla Porter : Asher - Jessica Scott : Simeon & Baker - Natalie Darcy :

Benjamin - Louisa Goldie : Judah - Martin Goldie : Issacher & Butler - Mairi Johnston :

Levi - Ellie Johnston : Dan -  Harry Wear : Naphtali - Morgan Crosbie : Gad - Amy Clark :

Zebulon - Jenny Alkhoury : Mrs Potiphar - Ciara Johnston : 

Ishmaelites - Euan Welsh , Irvine Welsh, Robbie Welsh

were well cast and some of them doubled up their roles. They all performed excellently and supported each other during the performance. Along with the choir the singing was harmonius and the volume created made for an entertaining production. 

The whole show was very slick and the choreography of the brother's scenes and chorus scenes was brilliant.

The atmosphere in the hall was electric with all the cast's families cheering them on.

It was obvious that the whole cast thoroughly enjoyed themselves and this came over in a very polished show.