Enthusiasm and energy abound in Starlight’s Joseph production
ENTERTAINMENT and a good night out is what you come to expect when you go to see one of Starlight Youth Theatre’s productions.
And they didn’t disappoint in their latest show, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at Rawlins Academy.
We all know the show so well, whether it’s through a BBC show looking for the next star of latest West End version of the show, or simply through songs like Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
What you need to make it work on stage is bags of enthusiasm, energy and fun and Starlight had all of that and more in abundance.
In Joe Harrison, it also had a rock-solid reliable man to lead the cast as Joseph, who went straight into this show having wowed us all with his dancing on the Loughborough Town Hall stage in 42nd Street.
He was on fine form again as Joseph, totally at ease on the stage once more.
The narrator is a key part in the show and with three fine female voices at their disposal, Starlight had the bright idea of having all three play the part together.
It worked a treat as Olivia Needham, Lucy Clay and Alicia Giglio’s harmonies were spot on all night.
Personally, my favourite number in the show is Elvis the Pharoah’s Song of the King and Oliver Halford duly delivered a suitably king of rock ‘n’ roll performance with his shades and spangly jacket.
The brothers too, were an enjoyably rag tag bunch, entertaining us all in Benjamin Calypso, led by Alix Hando, and donning their berets for the French number Those Cannan Days, amusingly led by Ryan Moreland with his moustache and onions around his neck.
The whole company too were in great form with their enthusiasm and enjoy- ment rubbing off on us all.
Particular mention must go to new member Harvey Malpas who epitomised this spirit with a huge beaming smile on his face every time he was on stage.
At one point, I thought he was going to dance off the stage to join us in the audience and we’d probably have been up and singing with him.
We were all up on our feet at the end to give the cast a deserved ovation.
Well done Starlight, that was great fun.