A dazzling coat of many colours


HARLEQUIN Youth Theatre is back on the stage — and this time, it’s a show of biblical proportions.

The Eastwood troupe are sinking their teeth into Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat after a successful production of West Side Story in March.

It’s not the first time that the group has staged the show, as it was put on back in 1981, with now-director Alasdair Hawthorn playing narrator.

But, now it’s time for a new generation of budding young actors to take the reins, with Jamie McQueen, a third year at Williamwood, taking on the lead role of Joseph.

The majority of the 38-strong cast are East Ren kids — so expect plenty of proud mums and dads in the crowd.

For those who aren’t familiar with the tale of Joseph and his flashy outerwear, it’s a biblical saga about a favourite son blessed with prophetic dreams.

Joseph is put through the wringer when he’s sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt — but our hero triumphs, and with a song or two to lighten the load.

Harlequin has been around since 1976 — then known as the Junior Youth Fellowship of Giffnock congregational church.

So it seems fair to say that Joseph will be the latest in a long line of successful productions — all that’s left to do is reserve your tickets (and maybe look out your own best coat).

The show runs June 12-15 at Eastwood Park Theatre. Tickets £8-£12, from 07593093028 or tickets@harlequinyouth.co.uk.