Woodford Green school tops the bill with Joseph

The Bancroft's production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. Lucy Joyce, Emre Muzammal, Fawza

The Bancroft's production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. Lucy Joyce, Emre Muzammal, Fawzan Siddiqui, Aarian Judge and Katie Vallance as Jacob & Sons - Credit: Bancroft's

Children gave a fantastic run of performances last week in a dazzling school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Two separate casts ensured every pupil in Year 6 at Bancroft’s Preparatory School in Woodford Green was able to take to the stage.

There were two Josephs – Edward Sands-Grant and Mila Stoilova; two Pharaohs – Sahana Sekhon and Sarib Khan; two Mrs Potiphars, 10 narrators and 22 brothers.

This, together with rehearsing four separate Year 3 and 4 choirs, meant logistical nightmares involving a fair amount of juggling for director Kat Lynch and musical director Adam Baum.

The exuberant, colourful and energetic performances saw the looks of joy on the children’s faces matched by their parents, friends and family in the audience.


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Headteacher Joe Layburn said: “This production allowed us to showcase the many talents at Bancroft’s Prep School.

“The children all performed with confidence and energy, but above all they had fun! This was a memorable experience for all involved.”

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The pupils all worked incredibly hard over the past four months, from Years 3 to 6.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s catchy tunes and Tim Rice’s witty lyrics were enjoyed by all as they echoed around the school corridors during rehearsals.

The staff declared producing these performances a “wonderful experience” and an “unforgettable journey”.

Karen Rogers, the school’s marketing officer, added: “I feel privileged to have worked alongside such an enthusiastic and energetic cast.”

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