Rave reviews for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Co-curricular | 10th December 2019

Our recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was met with rave reviews following a sell-out run last week.

With a cast, orchestra and stage crew of 80 students, this firm musical favourite was a spectacular show.

Featuring an original technicolour coat, designed and made by staff member Will Coma; a complex set; live music, directed by Head of Music Richard Holdsworth, and innovative stage direction, led by Head of Drama Productions Chris Chambers, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

A leading theatre magazine Sardines gave the production five stars, saying “…for sheer bravery, team spirit, ambition, enjoyment, audience reception, commitment, attitude and downright entertainment, I cannot fault Trinity Drama Productions’ latest show in Croydon”.

Paul Johnson praised individual student performances, stating that “it’s a statistical certainty that one or two will end up in the West End” given the size of the cast.

Chris Chambers, Head of Drama Productions, said: “Working with students across the whole school to produce this joyful musical has been a challenge well worth taking on.  Students have been at the heart of the process, both on and off-stage, working with professional set (Tara Usher), lighting (Alistair Lindsay – The Other Palace) and sound (Richard – Orbital Sound) designers, and many have developed new theatrical skills, as well as gaining in confidence and developing new friendships. Thank you to all those involved for bringing  Joseph to Trinity with such passion.”

Many audience members took to social media to share their enjoyment of the show, with one saying: “spectacular finale to an amazing production of Joseph – congratulations to all the incredibly talented students and staff”, and another adding “it was such a fabulous show!”

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