Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are delighted to announce today that Alexandra Burke will return to the West End this summer in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s legendary musical gets ready for a strictly limited season at the iconic London Palladium.
The production will begin performances on Thursday 1 July (Gala Night: Thursday 15 July) and will be one of the highlights in the return of theatre to the UK cultural landscape.
Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the worlds most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru. The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go, Go, Go, Joseph.
- ALEXANDRA BURKE to star as The Narrator, with LINZI HATELEY playing the role at special performances
- JASON DONOVAN returns to the role of Pharaoh
- JAC YARROW to wear the Dreamcoat again, following his critically acclaimed professional stage debut in the iconic lead role
Joining the previously announced principal cast will be Steffan Lloyd Evans, who will play Reuben, Bobby Windebank as Simeon, with the rest of the company Femi Akinfolarin, Jabari Braham, Gemma Buckingham, Thalia Burt, Jasmin Colangelo, Jonathan Cordin, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Alexander Day, Andre Fabien Francis, Llandyll Gove, Abigayle Honeywill, Blythe Jandoo, Danny Nattrass, Perry O’Dea, Georgina Parkinson, Emily-Ann Potter, Jon Reynolds, Rochelle Sherona, Katie Singh and Callum Train.
Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Director Laurence Connor
Choreographer JoAnn M Hunter
Set and Costume Designer Morgan Large
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Gareth Owen
Hair, Wig & Make Up Designer Richard Mawbey
Musical Supervisor John Rigby
Casting Director Stuart Burt
Children’s Casting Director Joanne Hawes
8 Argyll Street
2021 Performance Dates
Thursday 1 July – Sunday 5 September 2021
Gala Night: Thursday 15 July 2021 at 7:00pm
Thurs 1 – Sat 3 July at 7:30pm; matinee Sat 4 July at 2:30pm
w/c 5 July: Mon-Sat at 7:30pm; matinees Weds & Sat at 2:30pm
w/c 12 July: Mon-Sat at 7:30pm; matinees Weds & Sat at 2:30pm
w/c 19 July: Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; matinee Weds & Sat at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
w/c 26 July: Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; matinee Weds & Sat at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
w/c 2 Aug: Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; matinee Weds & Sat at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
w/c 9 Aug: Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; matinee Weds & Sat at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
w/c 16 Aug: Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; matinee Weds & Sat at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
w/c 23 Aug: Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; matinee Weds & Sat at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
w/c 30 Aug: Mon 2:30pm; Weds – Sat at 7:30pm; Weds & Sat matinees at 2:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm &
PLEASE NOTE: ALEXANDRA BURKE WILL NOT APPEAR AT THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES:
Sat 17th July Matinee and Evening, Wednesday 18th August Matinee, Sunday 22nd August 5pm, Wednesday 25th August 2.30pm, Saturday 28th August Matinee and Evening, Sunday 29th August Matinee and Evening, Wednesday 1st September Matinee, Saturday 4th September Matinee
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