Months of rehearsals, learning songs, and choreographing dances have led to another outstanding production. In its 50th anniversary year, the well known songs of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat provided superb entertainment.
As well as two evening shows, the talented cast performed for local primary school audiences, teaching the pupils songs and dance routines.
Audiences enjoying the recent performances could also admire the superb, bespoke scenery on stage. This has been created ‘in house’ by our own Mr Saddique, VTLE Developer in our VTLE team, who is also bespoke freelance artist. Mr Saddique’s work can be found on all social media platforms, search imijs art studio.
A garage in the school grounds became a studio in recent weeks, where Mr Saddique built the wooden frames then decorated them using a graffiti style, an Egyptian theme and a Canaan theme, which rotated as the show proceeded.
Mr Saddique has spent more than 40 hours creating the colourful scenery for the show, using more than 30 different spray can colours.
This rotating scenery is a fascinating addition in itself, coming from ancient Greek theatre tradition. Each piece is known as a Periakatos, which will move to indicate the changing scenes. The Periaktos was revived as part of Italian theatre from around 1500, and on the English stage in the 17th century.