Several local children from Stagecoach in Bishop Auckland recently performed in the touring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Darlington Civic Theatre. Keith Jack from the popular BBC television show ‘Any Dream Will Do’ starred in the main role as Joseph.
Alex from Spennymoor was one of 6 children to be on stage throughout the performance. A former pupil from the Ox Close Primary School in Spennymoor also appeared in a previous production of the show 2 years ago along with Craig Chalmers also from the television show ‘Any Dream Will Do’. The touring production now moves to York which Alex will be appearing for a 3rd time again along with Keith Jack.
The recent show ran from 12th till 17th October and the children appeared daily for six performances. Alex’s parents said “We are so proud of him he did so well during every performance. Alex has attended Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Bishop Auckland since he was five-years-old”.
Kate Ruddock, who runs the school organised the initial audition. The school provides lessons in dance, drama and singing for 4-16 year-olds and they recently gained distinctions in their Trinity College London examinations.
A few of the Stagecoach children are now busy rehearsing and recording for a couple of Christmas carols which will be performed live on 105.9 Bishop FM. This will take place during Brian Sneath’s mid-morning Breakfast Show between 10am and 12pm on Sunday 19th December. Anyone outside the transmission area will be able to listen by logging on to the website and click the “listen live” button.
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