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Joseph Production 2017

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Over 700 people packed into Falmouth School across three nights last week, for this year’s performing arts production; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The cast was made up of students from both primary and secondary school ages as well as Falmouth College students. For the first time in Falmouth School productions, we welcomed Primary students from King Charles and St Francis as part of the Falmouth MAT, who formed the junior choir.

The audience were treated to three dazzling performances, showing their appreciation with standing ovations on each night amidst a mass of five star reviews. Tickets were in such high demand for the final night that it sold out days in advance and could have probably doubled the capacity crowd. It was an exceptional showing from the cast, who really made the most of the fantastic new theatre setting at Falmouth School with the new tiered seating and main hall improvements adding to the atmosphere.

The show itself was spectacular, with stunning performances from everyone involved. Narrators Abiah Wyatt and Emma Dunn showcased their outstanding vocals throughout, along with Tadhg Cullen and Ollie Jordan, who also juggled some stellar acting performances in their shared lead role of Joseph. The ‘brothers’ had the audience laughing with some hilarious accents and expressions, not to mention an Elvis impersonating Pharaoh (Max Thompson) and the comical Butler (Alex Ould) and Baker (Callum Kerr). Potiphar (Zyra Claudius) and Mrs Potiphar (Merryn Peters) added their mixture of glamour and evil to proceedings.

The choreography of the dancers was extremely professional right the way through, with the ‘wives’ routines one of the highlights of the show. The whole production was a huge team effort and there was a real family feel amongst the cast, who put in countless hours or rehearsal and hard work to give the audience a show that will no doubt live long in the memory.  

Production director and drama teacher at Falmouth School, Jeremy Eden said “I am so pleased with the way the show has been received. I’m proud of not only our students, but also the wonderful primary school choirs and so grateful to all staff who put in even more time than usual to make the production what it was a - huge success.”

The audience gave feedback on how the production benefited the range of children involved in the production. One parent said “It has benefited the show, the cast and my child.  It is a great opportunity to get everyone in the school community working together.”

Posted on: 13/11/17

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