THEATRE REVIEW: Sportsmen, academics and now actors too at Spalding Grammar

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Spalding Grammar School

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

The school – known for its gifted boys in sports and academics – proved all the critics wrong last week with their excellent performances of the West End musical Joseph.

Taking charge with their brilliant teachings was Mrs Carolyn Whittaker and husband Steve Whittaker. The two directors put Spalding Grammar School back on the map with the help of Ariel Theatre Company and willing students, parents and staff.

Musical skills came out of nowhere throughout the school to create a great musical accompanied by the talented band, in particular the splendid sounds of trumpet from Luke Pallister and guitar from Mario Fragale.

Acting became a big highlight of the school with fantastic input from all age groups. Including a fabulous introduction to the school’s drama opportunities to the new sixth former Heather Montgomery, who gave a saucy performance as Mrs Potiphar.

The show was made a real West End competitor by the stars Libby Shakespeare as narrator and of course Thomas Gregory as the one and only Joseph.

Although the show was stolen by a guest performance from the PE department’s Mr Crane. Bringing the second act of the show alive with an adaptation of the character the Pharaoh, coming out as an Elvis Presley impersonator.

The show brilliantly brought the group of performers together as a real stage family. The atmosphere was fantastic and the show was easily five-star worthy. Go, go, go Joseph!

Amelia Capper