The Young Venture Player’s latest production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, had a capacity audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Up-beat, energetic and full of humour, this is another winner for this extremely talented company.
Performed in memory of Terry Underwood, full credit must go to director Gordon Collins, musical director Cathy Robbins and choreographers Kath Morgan and Ben Hurley.
Each and every performer gave 100%, but special mention should be made of lead, Rob Jones as Joseph, Charlie Ingles as Jacob and narrators Mia Gregory, Jack Mitchell and Libby Fussell, who kept the flow and continuity constant.
Three soloists, Lewis Mitchell as Reuben, James Price as Dan and Oliver Burridge as Judah firmly placed their stamp on three very familiar numbers whilst the other brothers and their wives kept up the tempo throughout, only leaving the stage for seamless costume changes. Their ‘Canaan Days" scene being nothing short of memorable.
Sam Williams’ Elvis tribute as the Pharaoh was a comedy triumph and Darcy Rees and Jack Rosser were adorable as the baker and butler.
Joseph’s coat of many colours was as bright, colourful and fantastic as the production.
It runs until Saturday, but hurry as tickets are limited.