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St John & St Mark Church, Bury

Pantomimes

2016: Joseph

The decision to stage “Joseph” was made later than normal back in August 2015. Cast auditions were held on Saturday 10th October and rehearsals began Sunday 18th October.

In total, 30 children and 2 adults starred in the production; 22 cast and 10 chorus members. In addition to the Cast & Chorus, 23 adults gave up their time help throughout the production. These included technical, stagehands, costume, make-up, front of house and dressing rooms.

With the exception of the Christmas holidays, rehearsals ran every Sunday from 1.00pm to 5.00pm with occasional Wednesday’s 6.30pm till 8.00pm. In total, 219 hours of rehearsal time was held (this includes photo shoots, tech & dress rehearsals and specially arranged rehearsals).

The performances themselves were held in February on Thursday, Friday & Saturday the 11th, 12th & 13th respectively. Sales of tickets were a huge success yet again which saw full houses.

What comes hand in hand with doing an Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical is the cost of the licences.

Next year’s production will return to a pantomime with the thoughts of doing another musical in the future.