Youths put on a colourful show

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A LOCAL youth theatre company is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Gardyne Theatre in Broughty Ferry.

The Tread the Boards Youth Music Theatre has run the show since last Wednesday and there are still two performances to go, tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 7 p.m.

Although songs from ‘Joseph’ have been a regular feature in Tread the Boards’ concert repertoire over the past decade, licensing restrictions haven’t allowed the group permission to perform a fully-staged theatre production of the musical until now with the recent youth production release from the Really Useful Group.

Director Brian Boardman explained: “Joseph is a great vehicle for companies such as ours and it’s a fun show to present, offering a number of creative possibilities and, hopefully, we’ve conjured up some special touches in this production to complement a splendid cast.

The title role of Joseph is played by Calum Gordon (18) and the Narrator is played on alternate performances by Abbie Clarkson (16) and Rebecca Marshall (17).

There are debut leading roles for Harrison Whyte (13) as the Pharaoh and Mathew Page (17) as Jacob.

Costumes for the show have all been designed and made by Brian’s wife and co-director Agnes.

Scenery and props are supplied by Angus Minstrels, Paul Smith, Jim Taylor, Abbey Theatre, Ronnie Clarkson and Alex Brown. Sound design is by Apex Acoustics.

Tickets for the show are available at Dundee City Box Office, City Square, Dundee.