Joseph The Musical - Hurstpierpoint College

Joseph The Musical

This term saw the Shell take on an age-old classic: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. With catchy pop tunes, family-friendly themes, and well-known Bible stories, it was set to be a great hit!  

Exploring the themes of jealousy, betrayal, redemption, and reconciliation, our Shell cast took the audience on a special journey through the vibrant underworld of Joseph and his extraordinary coat. Cast, crew, and staff did an excellent job of bringing this production to life despite a busy exam period, especially considering this musical marked the first on-stage Senior School performance for many of the pupils involved. 

Alongside a much-loved storyline and vibrant costumes, what really makes Joseph stand out is the well-known musical score. Far more challenging than you might think—with the sung-through style providing unrelenting work for narrators—there really is something for everyone, from country and soul to disco and reggae. In the orchestral pit, music students outside of the cast were invited to shadow the professionals in the 10-piece band, which was a hugely insightful experience for them as they think about where music might take them in the future.  

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