Diocese of Portsmouth

    Pupils stage Joseph musical extravaganza

    8 Dec. 2016

    Pupils from Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy filled theatre seats at Ferneham Hall for three consecutive nights as they performed their sensational school production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

    Over 300 pupils from the school in total were involved in the school production with Year 6 pupils taking the lead roles performingon stage. Year 6 were supported by the choir consisting of children from years 3, 4 and 5. Pupils from years one and two were also invited on stage to join in with singing and to perform some special Egyptian style moves during the Pharaoh's song.

    The children were accompanied by the school band which consisted of: year 3 teacher Judy Meads on piano; Martin Macbeath on bass guitar; Simon Lowes, a governor of the school, on drums; Sarah Thorne, Reception teacher, on violin; Ethan Childs on Trumpet and Alex Kimish playing the saxophone and clarinet. Both Ethan and Alex are ex-pupils of the school and were invited back to help with the school's all singing and dancing production.

    The stage was awash with colour as all pupils dressed up for this special show in a range of Egyptian outfits and sang their hearts out throughout the whole performance.

    Joseph was played by year 6 pupil Daniel Mills who learnt all of the songs off by heart and was absolutely word perfect all three nights.

    Headteacher Sara Willoughby said, "The school's performance of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat was truly remarkable. I am normally racing about backstage putting on microphones but I was able to watch at the front this time and the overall effect of the show was breath-taking. The children sang their hearts out and their energy was inspiring.

    "The show really is a true example of team work as members of staff and children throughout the school work together to make it such a success. I would like to thank everyone: parents, children and staff for their support; not many children get the opportunity to perform on a real stage like this and it is the hard work and dedication of all the staff and children that makes such a wonderful opportunity happen."

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