Holyoakes pupil to appear as Young Joseph in hit musical - The Redditch Standard

Holyoakes pupil to appear as Young Joseph in hit musical

Redditch Editorial 5th Jul, 2019   0

THE sky’s the limit for young Brody Honeyghan who’s appearing as Young Joseph in the hit Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

The nine-year-old Holyoakes Field pupil is himself living the dream after appearing in a string of top shows before landing the part in the big city production that’s packing in audiences from around the Midlands.

“He’s in the choir and I had no idea he had been chosen to play Young Joseph – I couldn’t believe it when he appeared on stage at the beginning,” said proud mum Maria.

“When he came out at the end of the show he was absolutely buzzing – it was fantastic.”

Brody’s been singing and acting ever since Maria can remember.

“I realised he needed to be somewhere where he could work at it and took him for a free session at the School of Theatre Excellence in Moseley,” she said.

“They said there was something about him, a bit of character, and ever since then they’ve been brilliant for him.”

Since then he’s appeared in shows as varied as Alice in Wonderland at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham, A Christmas Carol at the Alexandra Theatre, as well as Oliver and Aladdin and other shows before landing the part in Joseph.

“The children are in two teams for 21 shows and he’s doing 11 of them,” said Maria, from Batchley.

“He starts at Birchensale Middle School next term and is really looking forward to it as they’ve got their own drama group.”

Joseph runs at the Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday, July 13. Tickets cost from £18 at www.birminghamhippodrome.com/ .


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