Joseph and the amazing technicolour coat

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By Panchali Illankoon

The English Literary Drama Society (ELDS) of St. Peter’s College along with Really Useful Group presented the award-winning musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream coat’ on the 27th of January 2017 at the Lionel Wendt Theatre.

The musical is based on the Bible’s Book of Genesis and tells the tale of Joseph and his jealous 11 brothers. The 11 brothers plot to get rid of Joseph and the story follow as Joseph is sold as a slave and the twists and turns that follows as Joseph tries to find his way back to his family.

The play, directed by Jehan Bastians, Neidra Williams and Charith De Silva also featured a cast of 80 made up of old and current boys from St. Peter’s College and invited guests with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The musical was entertaining at every turn. With fluent choreography, catchy music and stunning vocals – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat was a play that kept the audience engaged. With well placed choreography coupled together with striking vocals every musical number was fun to watch and listen to. Moreover, the vibrancy of the play brought together by outfits of the characters certainly added to the overall allure of the musical.

The cast of 80 truly brought the play alive with each major and minor character playing their role to the part. We were truly impressed by the narrator, Demintha Fonseka and main character Joseph played by Devin Randeniya for their stellar performance consistently played throughout the musical.

A job well done to the entire cast of the musical! It was truly enjoyable.  We caught up with a few audience members to catch their comments on the play. Here’s what they had  to say;