Daniel to star in Clann Eireann’s musical ‘Joseph and his Amazing Tecnicoloured Dreamcoat”

Local performer Daniel May has had a non stop year and is set to star in an amazing production of Joseph.

Daniel May
Daniel May

Produced by the Clann Eireann Drama Society, the show ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat’ is on this week.

The show starts today (Wednesday, April 15) and runs on Thursday and Friday.

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The show is running in St Coleman’s hall and doors open at 7.30pm with tickets costing just £5 and a concession rate of £3.

Local performer Daniel May has certainly been busy lately having played in no less than five consecutive concerts and shows since Christmas.

Daniel, who is a dynamic character and full of entertainment said: “This is my first time working with Clann Eireann Drama Society and it is a pleasure with the icing on the cake getting to play Joseph again.

This will be Daniel’s fourth time playing the role of Joseph from 2004. In 2007 Daniel entered BBC Talent show “Any Dream Will Do” searching for someone to play the iconic role and he made it into the final 25.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical or operetta with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The story is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis.

This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly.

“We have such an amazing cast, choir and production team on board. What I love so much is the mixture of ages involved. There is over a 60 year age gap between the youngest and oldest performers which proves how an interest in the arts can span decades. Definitely a show worth seeing for the entire family.

“On Friday when the curtain goes down I will be sad as I have had so much fun working with everyone though it will be short lived as I will be getting stuck into my next role.

“I will be playing Mervyn in Building Bridges Community Arts Theatre’s debut production of “The Mating Season” which takes place in Lurgan Town hall on May 9 and 10.

“This is a Sam Cree play and as the title suggests there is an adult theme throughout.

And this past few months have been extraordinarily busy for Daniel. Outside of stage work he has taken on a full time role with Johnston Press as Commercial Developer with Belfast Vibe

“I dance weekly in Café Vaudeville and do voluntary work with VOYPIC (Voice Of Young People In Care). Once the play finishes I will have a much needed rest until after my summer holidays with the one exception being in a Strictly Dancing project to raise funds for PIPS (Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm).”