Alexandra Burke to play The Narrator in ‘Joseph’ at the London Palladium
The coat of many colours is back in London.
Alexandra Burke will return to the West End this summer, playing the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be revived at the London Palladium from 1 July - 5 September, with tickets on sale now.
After winning The X Factor in 2008, Burke has enjoyed a glittering West End career. She’s played Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, the role made famous by Whitney Houston. More recently, she was in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, Chess at the London Coliseum and a national tour of Sister Act.
Jac Yarrow will still play the title role, after being nominated for an Olivier Award for best actor in a musical after his 2019 performances. Jason Donovan will reprise the role of the Pharaoh, best known for playing Joseph at the Palladium in the nineties. Further casting for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is to be announced.
Based on the biblical story as told in the Book of Genesis, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat sees the eponymous brother sold into slavery and prophesising the future. The musical features songs including "Any Dream Will Do", "Close Every Door" and "Go, Go, Go Joseph".
In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk from the 2019 production, Mark Shenton said: “there's still the ever-buoyant tunefulness of this score to compensate… [but] this Joseph is all go, go, go…”
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tickets are on sale now.
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