An array of colours, costumes, choreography and musical flair, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was a flawless display of the infinite talent within Wales High School, both on stage and in the orchestra. Since September, pupils have worked extremely hard, attending many rehearsals, often at weekends. Their enthusiasm was infectious and inspirational – qualities which were reflected in the success of the production and were apparent and greatly appreciated by the audience.
In this retelling of the Biblical story, Joseph is a handsome young man who is his father’s favourite child, able to interpret dreams, and the bearer of an amazing coat. These facts lead Joseph’s eleven brothers to become insatiably jealous. They sell Joseph into slavery to some passing Ishmaelites who bring him to Potiphar. After refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife, Joseph is sent to jail.
Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular, due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph’s ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph’s now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don’t recognize, for assistance. Joseph, in turn, gives his brothers a scare, but eventually grants them all they desire, reveals his identity, and reunites the family.
Congratulations to everybody who was involved in this spectacular production.