Any dream comes true for 95 children performing Joseph in Skegness

Almost a hundred local children will be performing in Joseph when it appears at The Embassy Theatre later this month.
Almost a hundred local children will be performing in Joseph when it appears at The Embassy Theatre later this month.

Almost a hundred young performers from the Skegness area are looking forward to appearing on stage alongside a West End cast during an upcoming hit musical production.

A total of 95 children from the Janice Sutton Theatre School, Julie Stevens Dance School and the Embassy School of Performing Arts will be performing choral roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the coming weeks.

Choreographer Andrew Davidson has been leading the youngsters through their routine every Saturday at the Janice Sutton Theatre School in preparation for their moment in the spotlight.

“The children are all very excited at having the opportunity to perform alongside a West End cast,” he said.

“This is a great chance to showcase the homegrown talent Skegness has to offer.”

Produced by Bill Kenwright by arrangement with the Really Useful Group, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical show premieres at The Embassy Theatre, Skegness, on Tuesday April 30 with 10 performances until Saturday, May 4.

The theatre’s Pollyanne Trampmore-Shaw said: “Every week that the show is on tour, local children join the production to form the choir which plays an integral part of the show.

“Over the years more than 30,000 children have been involved.

“Some have even reappeared a few years later and joined the production as part of the main company!”

The show, a musical retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, has received rave reviews for its performances across the nation.

Starring Keith Jack who came runner-up in the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, Joseph is filled with unforgettable songs and dance routines.

Tickets costing £16.50 or £14 for children can be bought from the Box Office on 0845 6740505.