Any dream won’t do at Accrington Academy where a production of Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat saw students reaching for the stars.
Students across all year groups ‘wowed’ audiences with their interpretation of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Auditions first started back in September this year with drama subject leader Nicky Grace and drama teacher Vicky Thornber leading the cast through rehearsals every week to bring the show to life.
Taking the lead in the production was Lewis Ware, from the Academy’s sixth form, while fellow sixth formers Ellie Curtis, Lucy Hinchcliffe and Bethany Taylor played the narrators.
The show also marked a major milestone for the trio, who have been in every Academy production since Year 7.
The musical tells the biblical tale of Joseph, seen as the prodigal son by his jealous brothers and cast out, only to eventually become the interpreter of dreams to the Pharaoh and in turn, the second most powerful man in
Academy bosses said the show was a ‘hit’ with the public, playing to three packed houses, as well as the cast giving a special matinee performance to local primary schools.
Academy Principal Andy O’Brien said: “Congratulations to everyone who took part in our latest spectacular, with all concerned working incredibly hard to deliver another musical treat.
“Once again shining the spotlight on our fantastic students and staff.”