The trials, tribulations and triumphs of one of the Bible’s legendary heroes were brought to life in Bulwell’s Springfield Primary School’s sparkling production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.”
Springfield’s admirable interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s inspirational musical brought together a cast of almost 200 pupils from the rising stars of Year 6 to the tiny tots in Foundation classes, who were taking to the stage for the first time.
Based on “The Coat of Many Colours” from the book of Genesis, the award winning musical follows the fortunes of Joseph and how he incurs the wrath of his jealous brothers.
He is banished and sold into slavery but rises like the Phoenix and goes on to become one of the country’s most powerful men.
Paul Ugwu, in the demanding title role, Aisha Baugh, who played Jacob, and Rio Hodgson-Aughton as the all powerful Pharaoh, shone in principal roles.
Making telling contributions in supporting parts were Connor Taylor as Potiphar, Amber Lambert who played his wife, Susej Clarke, as the Butler and Logan Seaford as the Baker.
A team of 12 narrators and storytellers, backstage and front of house helpers and costume makers, and scenic artists played a part in the musical’s success.
Directed by teacher Sharon Speight with admirable support from Angela Woolley (costumes),Kerry Palmer (Scenery) and headteacher Belinda Francis the show was notable for its brilliant score.
Headteacher Mrs.Francis said: “ Everyone who has been involved in the production can take a bow.. As well as wonderful individual performances we have seen how teamwork has played a big part.
“The audiences have loved it and I am very proud of everyone who has contributed to its success.”