This show at a Doncaster school was a technicolour triumph

A psychedelic twist added to the timeless appeal of a top musical, staged recently to sell-out audiences by a Doncaster school.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 9:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 3:39 pm
Members of the cast of Joseph, at Hill House School
Members of the cast of Joseph, at Hill House School

Hill House Junior School showcased their acting capabilities with a powerhouse performance of ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.

After a hiatus of a decade, the ever-popular musical returned to the stage at the Auckley school.

This time, with some scenes harking back to 1970's psychodelia, the enthusiastic youngsters in the cast performed to a packed hall over three nights.

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Their interpretation of the show included renditions of the well-known favourites, ‘Go, Go, Go, Joseph!’, ‘Close Every Door’ and, of course, ‘Any Dream will Do’.

Those watching on any given night were treated to an Elvis-style Pharaoh from Doncaster’s Sam Brown; a quartet of narrators, including Doncaster’s Alexa Tattershall-Waller and Eloise Mellors, Gainsborough’s Eva Papadamou and Wroot resident, Charlotte Hammond.

Doncaster pupil, Jessica Eggitt, gave a sensitive portrayal of Joseph, himself.

All of the pupils involved tackled the junior ‘pop cantata’ with verve and received well-deserved ovations.

However, the drama action doesn’t stop there at Hill House this festive term.

The nursery, reception and key stage one pupils are rehearsing and readying themselves to take to the stage for their Christmas Nativity performances.

Social media comments post-show included; “Fabulous show - well done”, and “Wonderful! thoroughly enjoyed it.”

A staff spokesperson said: “Thanks go to each and every member of staff involved;​ to the magnificent audiences and, of course, to the pupils themselves.

“A huge well done to all involved!”

The school’s efforts for Children in Need this year raised a sum of £2300.

Fundraising events included a non-uniform day, based around the “sparkle and shine” theme.

Some Year 10 girls gave up their lunchtime to paint faces and draw glitter designs, and both the junior and senior schools held fundraising competitions.