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YouthAction NI dazzles audiences with performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

23rd August, 2022

Leading youth work charity, YouthAction NI recently held a series of sold out performances of hit musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at their dynamic theatre space in Belfast. The shows were presented by The Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts, a subsidiary of YouthAction NI, which offers young people aged 10-25 years, of all backgrounds and abilities, the opportunity to access world-class performing arts training and coaching from industry professionals.

Cast members Conlough Gough-Cunningham, Darragh Lawler as Joseph, Aodhan Fearon and Cara Walsh singing on a colourful stage with arms open.
Pictured: Joseph and his Technicolour Coat cast members Conlough Gough-Cunningham, Darragh Lawler as Joseph, Aodhan Fearon and Cara Walsh.

YouthAction NI has been operating for 75 years, inspiring young people here to find their true potential and excel in areas such as political activism, performing arts, youth work, education, business, technology and international affairs. They work with disadvantaged, excluded young people to improve their life chances by helping ensure their voices are heard, respected and valued.

Maire Campbell, Artistic Director, Youth Action NI, said,

“Here at The Rainbow Factory we use performing arts to really help young people thrive, be themselves, gain confidence and contribute to society. Thanks to the support from the National Lottery players, we can keep access to drama, dance and theatre really affordable for our young people at a difficult time. We really appreciate it.”

Liam Hannaway, Chair, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, added,

“The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is hugely proud to support YouthAction NI thanks to the National Lottery players and I was delighted to attend The Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts’ latest production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

“YouthAction NI makes high-quality arts accessible to young people and we know that participation in the arts inspires us and has tremendous, positive impacts on our mental health and wellbeing. Through the performing arts training provided by YouthAction NI, these impressive young people are gaining confidence, improving their wellbeing and learning transferable skills to carry with them throughout their lives. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

Those interested in joining classes at The Rainbow Factory in September should contact

For more information of the work of Youth Action visit