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Theatre group preparing to brighten up our evenings

Green won't be the only colour on display at the The Presentation secondary school in Wexford at the end of October.

The school where girls wear uniform green from head to toe, has been commandeered by Oyster Lane Theatre Group for the hit show, 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'.

The production featuring the best of local talent, will run nightly at 8 p.m. in the Presentation school from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, one of the most sought-after shows on the circuit, is being produced by Alan Corcoran with Patrick Clancy as musical director and Suzanne O' Leary as choreographer.

It is a hugely popular, vibrant, colourful and energetic musical filled with familiar songs such as 'Close Every Door', 'One More Angel in Heaven', 'Benjamin Calypso' and 'Any Dream Will Do'.

The talented cast of the show were introduced at a launch reception in the Presentation school library last weekend.

Playing the lead part of Joseph is Tomas Whelan, a newcomer on the scene who is set to impress on his first outing with Oyster Lane.

The narrators are Anne-Marie Clancy Corcoran and Heather Hadrill while the brothers arebeing played by Paul Walsh,Greg O' Leary, Robbie Duggan, Brian Kelly, Dylan Walsh, Lee Hynes, Seamus McManus, Paul Stafford, Eric Hayes, Pat Sinnott and Craig Healy.

Andy Fanning is Jacob; Martin Conway and Marion O' Leary are Potiphar and Mrs. Potiphar; Neal O' Leary is Pharoah; Tom O' Leary is Butler and Tony Brennan is playing Baker.

Add a 26-strong Chorus and a 24-strong Children's Choir and you have a recipe for a great musical night out.

Oyster Lane Theatre Group was founded in 1994 after Alan Corcoran was so impressed by the level of talent in a Christmas pantomime that he felt there should be a new musical theatre group to promote it.

Tickets for the Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat are available from Wexford Arts Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, telephone 9123764.

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