After much practice and rehearsal, members of the St Austell Methodist Circuit put on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at St John's with Trinity Methodist Church.

The show was described as outstanding and more than £1,100 was raised for the Christian Aid charity.

A spokesperson for the production said: “What a performance they gave! Introduced by an off-stage narrator (Peter Moreton), the Singing Narrator (played by Sarah Pease), with the help of a large choir, told us the story of Joseph (Selena Rogers), one of 12 brothers - a dreamer to whom God gave the gift of interpretation. They were envious of their father Jacob’s (Andy Gill) gift to him of a beautiful coat of many colours.

“The brothers had to get rid of him and sold him to slavers, who in turn sold him in Egypt to Potiphar (Elwyn Moreton) and Mrs Potiphar (Olivia Coon)

“Joseph really could foresee the future and after the butcher (Maria Truscott Robins) and baker (Annabelle Coad) told of their dreams, Pharoah (Phil Walker) sought him out and asked him to decipher his dreams. Pharoah bought the house down. Instead of being dressed in traditional Egyptian royal robes, he came dressed as Elvis ‘The King’. Playing and singing on his guitar to Joseph, he sang ‘Song of the King’ in which he told of the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows.

“Joseph explained Pharoah’s dreams and foretold seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine. He told Pharoah to build huge storehouses for the corn during the years of famine. Ten years later, Joseph was put in charge of the distribution of corn to the hungry population.

“His brothers were starving and, coming to their senses in ‘Those Canaan Days’ (Amy Huntley solo), they came to Egypt begging for corn. They did not recognise their brother. Joseph got his revenge on his brothers for selling him as a slave, by planting a silver cup in their sack of corn and then accusing them of stealing it.

“Joseph relented and told his brothers that he was the brother they had attacked and sold. They were reunited and his father gave him back his coat. The musical ended with Joseph with his admirers holding and displaying his beautiful dreamcoat.

“Music was provided by Jammy Mess (a band based at St John’s) augmented by Hannah Hawken and Callum Bassett.

“John Keast who produced the musical would like to thank everyone – the church, the cast, the superb choir, the band, stagecrew (headed up by Eric Foster and Harold Trethewey), costumes, and everyone who helped to raise £1,107 for Christian Aid.”

The musical was staged on Good Friday.