About the showThe West End receives an injection of colour this summer when Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives at the London Palladium. Marking the show's 50th anniversary, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical will play a strictly limited run, directed by Laurence Connor. Last seen in the West End in 2007, the show features the instantly recognisable numbers "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door to Me".
Based on the biblical tale of Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel, we follow the hapless hero as he is sold into slavery by his brothers, who are jealous of the splendid coat he has received from his father. The story began life in 1969 as a concept album, going on to receive its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1972. The show has been turned into a film and was the subject of a reality television series, Any Dream Will Do, to find the next Joseph to star on stage. It continues to be performed both professionally and by amateurs across the world and has garnered a great many awards.
Stage icon Sheridan Smith plays the role of Narrator. Musical icon Jason Donovan returns to the show 28 years after having starred as Joseph, this time to play Pharoah.
Joseph is played by Jac Yarrow, in his professional stage debut. He recently performed in a production of Disney's Newsies at Arts Educational School.
Michael Harrison Entertainment produces while Laurence Connor directs. Choreography is by JoAnn M. Hunter, with design by Morgan Large.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has a vast body of work, including the 13 musicals he composed: The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock to name just a couple. He has also written a song cycle, a Latin Requiem Mass, two film scores and more besides. He is the recipient of myriad prestigious awards and has also been knighted.
Tim Rice is among Britain's most celebrated lyricists and a long-time collaborator of Lloyd Webber’s. He too has been decorated with a knighthood and a large number of accolades.
Many famous faces have donned the spectacular coat to play Joseph over the years, including Donny Osmond, Jason Donovan, Darren Day, Phillip Schofield and Gareth Gates. For the London Palladium run, a brand new creative team and further casting will be announced. More news to follow.
An enduring classic, Joseph offers catchy songs, luscious costumes and an unforgettable story. The new production runs at the London Palladium from 27 June 2019.
Who Should See It?Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber's other classic, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, won't want to miss out on this catchy, larger-than-life musical.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a family musical which children and adults alike can enjoy.