Five years after PYT’s first Easter Holiday Project, this enduring musical once again provided the challenge for 125 young people, supported by professional actors and musicians.
PYT’s Director of Education, Debbie Baty directed and choreographed the production, assisted by Kay Shepherd, who teaches dance at Laine Theatre Arts and the Royal Ballet School.
The lead roles were taken by Robert Miller (Joseph), Louise Dearman (Narrator) and Steven Paling (Pharoah). The Musical Director was John Pearson, assisted by Jonathan Gill and Ruth Paton was responsible for set design.
PYT’s hallmark of originality came to the fore with Ishmaelites in leather jackets on scooters, Potiphar with laptop and Joseph on gold rollerblades.
Many of the older members and friends of the youth theatre worked on sound, stage management, props and costumes and two performances were staged for friends and family on the last day.