Joe McElderry will return this September in his celebrated and critically acclaimed role in the sparkling family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. The musical will open in Southend this September before embarking on a nationwide tour.
He will be joined onstage by a spectacular cast including: Trina Hill (Narrator); Ben James-Ellis (Pharaoh); Henry Metcalfe (Jacob/Potiphar); Sallie-Beth Lawless (Mrs Potiphar/Handmaiden); Matt Jolly (Brother/Frenchman); Tatenda Madamombe (Brother/Calypso); Adam Strong (Brother/Understudy Pharoah); Joseph Peacock (Brother/Benjamin); Ben Beechey (Brother/One More Angel); Michael Lapham (Brother/Understudy Benjamin); Rob Wilshaw (Brother/Understudy Joseph); Craig Nash (Brother/Butler); Richard J Hunt (Brother/Baker); Will Breckin (Brother); Anna Campkin (Handmaiden/Understudy Narrator); Gemma Pipe (Handmaiden); and Kevin Grogan (ASM/Swing).
This run will complete Joe’s hugely successful year touring the UK playing the title-role – his first major theatrical appearance which has been met with five star reviews and standing ovations up and down the country. It also follows the release of his new recording of the ‘Joseph’ soundtrack which reached the top of the Amazon Musical Soundtrack Charts; as well his highly anticipated fifth album Saturday Night at the Movies that scored a spot in the top 10 of the Official UK Albums Chart.
Having garnered sensational reviews and standing ovations at every performance since its inception over 36 years ago, Bill Kenwright’s ‘amazing’, ‘superb’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family musical has now sold an estimated 20 million tickets.
This vibrant and exciting retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours sings out to young and old alike with a score that is crammed wall to wall with hits, including Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.
Joe, who hails from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor, having been mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole. He soared to number one on the UK Singles Charts with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb and his debut album Wide Awake went straight in at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. He has since gone on to have two more Top 10 albums.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tues 3 to Sat 7 Oct 2017
Liverpool Empire, Liverpool
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Oct 2017
Richmond Theatre, Richmond, London
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Oct 2017
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Oct 2017
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent