Two former Cheltenham College pupils returned to Cheltenham Prep with their own successful business, to help stage the school's production of Joseph.
Jonnie and Alex Clough launched their family lighting hire and event production business, Blue Parrot, in 2000, and returned to The Prep this week to provide complex technical staging for the school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The production’s cast of 100 pupils, plus 10 crew, has been rehearsing since September last year, and will perform three shows to a sold-out audience.
“The pupils have enjoyed the journey, from having to simply imagine what the show might look like,” said Head of Drama, Jill Douglas. “Now they have a full set, with professional staging, costumes, lights and special effects. The amazing technical production, including a video wall, is a credit to Blue Parrot.”
Cheltenham College maintains close ties with its former pupils, encouraging many to return and share their career experiences with current children. “We are delighted to be able to return to support our old school,” said Alex Clough, of Blue Parrot. “Seeing how well the children respond to the set, sound and lighting is really rewarding. We hope the children remember this production and will be inspired to pursue a career in the arts.”
Both staff and parents have praised the cast and support crew of this fantastic production, for their hard work, confidence and dedication.