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Friday 17 August 2018

‘Joseph’ is a rip-roaring success for Ursuline TY students

Transition Year students of the Ursuline College took to the stage at the Hawk's Well Theatre recently to present their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The production was directed and choreographed by Hazel McLynn, with Niamh Crowley as musical director. Joseph is an ensemble musical where all the students in Transition Year were given a chance to participate.

This musical depicts the adventures of Joseph with the coat of many colours who is sold as a slave by his eleven brothers into Egypt where he remains exiled. His ability to interpret dreams gives Joseph power and influence, and he is appointed to a post in the Government. The story concludes with the reunification of Joseph with his father and brothers.

The story originates from the end of the book of Genesis. Almost every word was sung throughout the whole production.

The stars from this year's musical were Ellen Given as Joseph, his eleven brothers - Carrie McDaid, Laura Denvir, Caoimhe Buckley, Kristyna Cieslarova, Roisin Martin, Aoife Barrett, Kate Clarke, Daeneara McGowan, Leah Fehrmann, Jenny Demmel and Beibhinn O' Reilly. There was also his father- Grace Davitt; narrators Ellen Bastible and Lauren Gordon and Potiphar and his wife played by Aoife Smith and Niamh Cusack and all eleven wives.

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