IT’S taken a decade but it has finally hit the stage.
A musical written by two voluntary community workers who met in Paddock and that has been 10 years in the making has been seen by an audience this week.
Let My People Go tells the 4,000-year-old story of Moses the Hebrew who was raised as an Egyptian and who freed his people from slavery and delivered them to the Promised Land.
The musical was performed at Huddersfield Technical College’s Highfields Theatre on Thursday.
The show was staged by Huddersfield-based Poperetta Productions, a scheme offering opportunities for young people to take part in musical theatre.
It provides training in dance, music, drama and singing.
The music is by Phil Wootton, an electrical technician at the college, and the words are by Mike Taylor.
The lead role of Moses was played by Adam Lacey, 19, from Lockwood, and John Varlow was the Pharaoh.
Adam is studying for a BTEC National Diploma in performing arts at the college.
He has been with Poperetta for over more than two years and worked his way through the training programme to take the leading part.
The musical is supported by Rachel Ponka, from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, and local music teacher Richard Quarmby.
College dance tutor Sharon Clement choreographed the show.
A group of young people and adults, including students and staff from the Tech, spent the last four months rehearsing the show, which was filmed for broadcasting on the internet.