East Sussex School of Performing Arts (ESSPA) in the past has had great success with more well known and popular shows, however this year chose to present a home-grown production called Just Grow Up, devised and co written by the school’s Principal Teena Symonds and her son James.
The Magic Flute is a disarmingly complex work. A fairy story with wicked queens, pure princesses and evil Moors is under-pinned by a rationalist attack on superstition which is itself uncomfortably allied to misogyny and racism.
Nervous but excited - playing Joseph is an honour for Joe
There’s still time to see the nation’s favourite X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat which has performances left this week every evening and then Saturday at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.