Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tickets

Tickets have now sold out for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpieces, which has returned to London at the London Palladium this summer. Dramatising the story of Joseph in Genesis, the musical has received major West End productions at the London Palladium and Young Vic Theatre.

Jac Yarrow, a recent graduate from theatre school ArtsEd, makes his professional debut as the title character. He joins the ranks of other actors to have previously appeared in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat include Lee Mead, Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond, Philip Schofield,  Stephen Gately and Joe McElderry. 

Sheridan Smith takes on the role of the narrator in the production, who keeps the action flowing throughout the show. Her previous theatre credits include Funny Girl, Legally Blonde and Flare Path.

Jason Donovan also features in the production, playing the role of the Pharoah. Jason played Joseph in 1991 at the London Palladium, and went on to have a huge pop career with hits such as  "Especially for You", a duet with fellow Neighbours cast member Kylie Minogue. He also had a number one hit with the song "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph

Following a premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival produced by the Young Vic in 1972, the musical transferred to the West End the following year. The next major production in London came in 1991, when Jason Donovan took what was to be a career-defining role at the London Palladium. The cast recording from the production spent two weeks at number one, while the single "Any Dream Will Do" was also at number one for two weeks. Jason Donovan left the production, with Philip Schofield taking over.

Various touring productions have played London over the last few decades, but the last major run was in 2007, when a revival of the London Palladium production opened at the Adelphi Theatre. Lee Mead took the starring role after he won the BBC series Any Dream Will Do. Gareth Gates took over from Mead in January 2009, and the production closed that May.

The musical is based on the Biblical story of Genesis, which tells of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers. It features songs like "Any Dream Will Do", "Close Every Door" and "Go, Go, Go Joseph". 

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Jason Donovan
as Pharaoh

until 8 Sep 2019

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
as Narrator

until 8 Sep 2019

By:
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer:
Michael Harrison
Director:
Laurence Connor
Songs by:
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lighting:
Ben Cracknell
Sound:
Gareth Owen
Design:
Morgan Large
Choreography:
JoAnn M Hunter
Costume:
Morgan Large
Cast list:
Sheridan Smith, Jason Donovan, Jac Yarrow, Richard Carson, Michael Pickering, Jack Wilcox, James Ballantyne, Joshua Steel, Femi Akinfolarin, Carl Spencer, Vanessa Fisher, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Emily Ann Potter, Thalia Burt, Harriet Samuel Gray, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Georgina Parkinson, Hannah Taylor, Michael Cortez, Matt Krzan, Ahmed Hamad, Matthew Rowland, Blythe Jandoo, Lydia Bannister

London Palladium

Address:
8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Nearest tube:
Oxford Circus

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Customer reviews

Our Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Review

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set, according to Tim Rice's ever-concise and anachronistically playful lyrics, "way way back many centuries ago/ Not long after the Bible began."

The Rice-Lloyd Webber machine has done it again. This revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is raking it in, having assured itself of success with an army of ready-made fans through the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do search for a new West End Star. Indeed last night’s auditorium was packed full of ten-year-old girls who were cheering long before the curtain even went up. So much so... Read more

Any child of the 70’s knows the music to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Back then I was a rabid fan and remember driving my parents insane by insisting on playing the LP again and again and again. Now when I listen I cannot help but feel that the show is quaint and slightly old fashioned. A musical based around a Bible story written for children, a kind of Sunday school pop... Read more

Latest Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat News & Features

Jac Yarrow interview: 'The entire Joseph process has been a surreal one'
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

More than one critic - myself included - reached for the superlative "a star is born" when describing the West End debut of Jac Yarrow in the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: "He received a spontaneous standing ovation on the first night at the end of his rendition of "Close Every Door"; but this is a performance that will open every door to him from here on in." Opening night was just four days ago when I met him backstage at the London Palladium, London's premiere home of variety and lavish musicals.

Friday Briefing: A star is born in Joseph, and the loss of a hell-raising actor
Friday, July 12, 2019

Go Go Go Joseph... Last night was one of those rare moments when a brand-new star was born in the West End: Jac Yarrow. Even the missing 'k' to his first name is distinctive. As I wrote in my review here, the 21-year-old newcomer is "the stand-out star in the title role."

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Production images released for Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Friday, July 5, 2019

Images have been released for the revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Dramatising the story of Joseph as told in the Book of Genesis, Joseph celebrates its 50th anniversary since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's concept album was first released, with the musical featuring songs including ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph’ and ‘Close Every Door’.

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Full casting announced to join Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith in Joseph at the Palladium
Monday, May 13, 2019

Complete casting for this summer’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium has been announced. Joining the previously confirmed Jason Donovan as the Pharaoh, Sheridan Smith and West End debutante Jac Yarrow as Joseph are Richard Carson as Reuben, Michael Pickering as Simeon, Jack Wilcox, James Ballantyne, Joshua Steel, Femi Akinfolarin and Carl Spencer as the brothers.

Jac Yarrow
West End debutant Jac Yarrow lands lead role in Joseph at the London Palladium
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Actor Jac Yarrow is set to star take on the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as he takes on the lead role at the London Palladium straight out of university. Yarrow, who graduates from ArtsEd in London later this year, will make his West End debut in the production alongside the previously announced Sheridan Smith as the narrator, and former Joseph himself Jason Donovan, who plays the Pharaoh.

Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan to join Sheridan Smith in Joseph at the London Palladium
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jason Donovan is set to appear in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat once again as he returns to the show when it plays the London Palladium this summer. Donovan made his musical debut in the show back in 1991, when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s seminal show was also staged at the historic London Palladium. Back then, the Neighbours star with a successful pop career played the lead role of Joseph and had a number one hit single with the musical’s song, “Any Dream Will Do”.

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith to star in Joseph at the London Palladium
Friday, March 1, 2019

Initial casting has been announced for the return of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.

What to expect from Joseph
What to expect from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in London
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical to be produced, is set to return to the London Palladium in the West End for the first time in over ten years. It’s a show with a huge legacy, having spring-boarded Rice and Webber who gained a reputation as one of the best musical writing teams there has ever been. But as the musical returns to London, what can we expect from the new Palladium production?

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