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Dornoch youth theatre wows with first performance

By Alison Cameron

The recently formed Dornoch Cathedral Youth Theatre put on its first performance on Saturday.

Members of the Dornoch Cathedral Youth Theatre on Saturday.
Members of the Dornoch Cathedral Youth Theatre on Saturday.

Both the afternoon and evening sessions were sold out as 21 cast members took to the stage.

The group performed their own version of the “Joseph” story - “Joseph Now and Then” which began in the classroom where modern day Joseph won all the school prizes.

He was a terrible show-off, was spoiled by his father and very annoying to his peer group!

His boasting and bragging so upset his classmates that they were about to do him serious damage when a minister appeared to teach them all a lesson.

Using video technology, the cast were transported back in time where the Biblical story of Joseph unfolded.

All were taught a valuable lesson of tolerance, modesty and respect but not before there had been a serious helping of jealousy, hatred and adultery!

The cast was made up of young people from P6 to S2 and they danced, sang and acted superbly, gaining rich applause and well-deserved praise for their efforts.

Aided by some great scenery and atmospheric lighting, everyone was delighted with this first endeavour.

One member of the audience said: “I was amazed by the children’s energy and talent. What a great show it was.”

A total of £544 was raised from these two performances and the money is being donated to Common Ground and the Cathedral.

There is much anticipation now for the next production.

This will be another musical with a very local theme.

Go along on Saturday, June 29, to find out what that will be.

Starting again on April 29, the group meets every Monday after school in the West Church Hall.

It is is open to anyone in the upper primary and lower secondary classes interested in acting, singing, dancing, artwork and stage management.

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