20th Jul, 2019

Solihull singer's dreams come true as he prepares for Hippodrome performance

A SOLIHULL singer’s dream is coming true by taking to the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Joshua Cleaver has been in the children’s choir during the Birmingham stop of the Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat tour.

The nine-year-old is part of two choirs taking turns to perform to audiences in the city.

The show’s producers put a call out earlier this year for two choirs to join them when they come to Birmingham.

The St Ambrose Barlow Primary School pupil heard the call from Society of Theatre Excellence (SOTE) and auditioned.

Joshua said: “We have to know all the songs inside out, there’s harmonies and actions to remember too.

“We are on stage the whole time so we have to know what we’re doing.”

Joshua said his favourite song is Pharoah’s Story and he has been performing this with the narrators and children’s choir.

Joshua’s mum Lisa Cleaver said: “In many ways he still can’t believe it, we saw Matilda at The Hippodrome last year and at the end he said ‘mummy what do I do to get on that stage’?

“ So to be in the children’s choir for Joseph is a dream come true not just for Joshua. Me and my sister saw Joseph in the West End when we were little.”

Joshua’s first performance was last week, July 4, and his final performance will be on Saturday (July 13).

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