STUDENTS at an independent school and nursery have commemorated a landmark anniversary of a popular musical with a special dramatic performance.

More than 200 pupils from St Margaret’s Preparatory School in Gosfield staged a production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The talented show cast was made up of budding musical theatre actors, actresses and musicians, all aged between three and 11 years old, with Year 6 pupils occupying the production’s leading roles for the two end-of-term showings.

More than 5,000 hours of rehearsals went into perfecting the award-winning stage-show’s high-flying songs, vibrant acting and Old Testament-inspired storyline by both the school’s hard-working pupils and staff.

Headteacher Callum Douglas said: “We like big ambitious projects and this performance really showed off our talented pupils and staff.

“The audience were amazed at the quality of the music, singing and acting.

“The set and costumes were superb.

“Best of all, the children thoroughly enjoyed playing their part to the best of their abilities.

“It was a wonderful showcase for the school.”