A PRIMARY school production filled theatre seats for three consecutive nights as youngsters performed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat.
Over 300 pupils from Hook-with-Warsash CofE Academy were involved in the production with Year 6 pupils taking the lead roles at Ferneham Hall.
Year 6 was supported by the choir consisting of children from Years 3, 4 and 5. Younger pupils were also invited on stage to perform some Egyptian-style moves during the Pharoah’s song.
The children were accompanied by the school band made up of teachers, governors and former pupils.
Joseph was played by Year 6 pupil Daniel Mills, who learnt all of the songs off by heart and was word-perfect all three nights.
Headteacher Sara Willoughby said: ‘The school’s performance was truly remarkable. I am normally racing about backstage putting on microphones but I was able to watch at the front and the overall effect of the show was breathtaking.
‘The children sang their hearts out and their energy was inspiring. The show is a true example of team work as members of staff and children throughout the school work together to make it a success.
‘I’d like to thank everyone for their support. Not many children get the opportunity to perform on a real stage like this and it is the hard work of all the staff and children that makes such a wonderful opportunity happen.’