GAP show uin Compstall 2013

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undefinedSt Paul's Church, Compstall, was turned into a theatre once again recently as part of its creative Growth Action Plan (GAP) activities. Nineteen young people performed ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' by Andrew Lloyd Webber, supported by members of the church and local community.

The show (pictured) retells the famous Old Testament story in music, dance and drama.

The Revd Lynn Boyle is Vicar at the parish, which is in the north-east of our diocese. She said: “The production was filled with tragedy and humour, with scenes of favouritism, jealousy, betrayal, repentance and reunion. Throughout rehearsals the young people explored these various themes.”

Lynn praised the young people for their talent and commitment. She also explained that – as was the case last year – the actors were guided in their reflections and deliberations by parish Reader and professional teacher, Mick Boyle, who is also her husband. “He showed incredible vision and imagination in his staging and direction,” said Lynn.

The Revd Ian Rumsey, Diocesan Parish Development Officer, said: “What a great GAP project, driven by the young people themselves to bring people from across the parish together for such an inspiring and enjoyable event. Brilliantly done!”