Andrew Lloyd Webber wished the Junior children at Gad’s Hill all the best before their performance of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ this week.
The composer and television personality’s ‘break a leg’ tweet came hours before the 100-strong cast performed to a packed crowd over two nights in the school’s theatre.
Gad’s dance and drama teacher Amanda Crowter said: “I’m sure even Andrew himself couldn’t have failed to be impressed by our childrens’ interpretation of one of his best known musicals.
“Every child had a part to play in the show and some were as young as seven.
“Their enthusiasm and commitment never fails to amaze me and they are a pleasure to work with.”
Weeks of rehearsals paid off as Joseph, Jacob, and many other characters from the Biblical book of Genesis sung their way through the one-and-a-half hour show.
Gad’s Headmaster David Craggs addressed the crowd at the end of the show: “Another fantastic performance from our children. And seeing so many of our Senior school students in the crowd with their families, as well as former pupils and the many friends of the school, was wonderful – a huge thank you to everyone for helping to make our school about so much more than just good results.”