Picnic under the stars this summer as you watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Glastonbury Abbey will host the first event of its kind in its 1,300-year history – a professional, full length musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Here you will be entertained by the world-famous Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat over three performances during the August bank holiday.
Produced by the same team behind last year’s successful One Enchanted Evening in Glastonbury Abbey, the show will be based on the hugely acclaimed Kilworth House Theatre five-star version of one of the most famous musicals.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals, with lyrics by the award-winning Tim Rice, and lead roles taken by numerous big names including Philip Schofield and Jason Donovan.
Told entirely through song with the help of a narrator, the show follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son, Joseph, and his 11 brothers.
The open-air Abbey production will give you the chance to enjoy a picnic while watching a fully staged professional musical under the stars.
Director Andrew Wright, an Olivier Award nominated choreographer who originally hails from Street in Somerset, said: “I simply cannot wait to get back into Glastonbury Abbey and bring musical theatre back to Somerset. When restrictions were relaxed last year, our One Enchanted Evening was a fantastic respite and brought much-needed professional musical theatre back to the county.”
Why not take part?
While professional performers will take on lead roles, local young people are being sought to take part. Auditions for those from Somerset aged between 8 and 16 will take place at the end of May. For more details or to register your interest, email AtTheAbbey321@gmail.com.
Says Wright: “This production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor is going to be extra special; not only because it’ll be the first time the Abbey has hosted a professional, fully staged musical, but also because local young people will have the chance to perform alongside some amazing professional talent.
“Our young company will play a vital role in telling the story, so we are looking for children and young people who love to act, sing and dance. You do not need any previous experience or training to audition. This audition is open to any young person who lives in Somerset and wants to be part of this technicolor production under the stars at Glastonbury Abbey.”
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be staged on Sunday 29 August and two performances on bank holiday Monday 30 August. Tickets cost £30 and are on sale now at www.glastonburyabbey.com/events.php.
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