AWARD-winning lyricist Tim Rice has sent a video wishing 'all the best in the world' to students at Sedbergh School who were taking part in the school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. 

Rice is best known for his collaborations with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar. 

The video was published last week and was aimed towards year 9 and year 10 pupils. 

Rice said he was wishing everyone involved in the production of Joseph all 'the best in the world' and also said 'thank you very much for doing the show'. 

The west end lyricist is also known for his work with Benny Andersson from Abba with whom he wrote Chess. 

A spokesperson from the school said it was a 'lovely surprise' for the pupils.

They added that auditions had taken place in January and as well as actors, singers and dancers the boys and girls also had the opportunity to feature in the production via other roles including: hair and make-up, stage management, lighting and sound, sets and props. 

Performances will take place in the Arden Theatre at Sedbergh School on Tuesday May 21 to Thursday May 23.