Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith to star in Joseph at the London Palladium

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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.

Two-time Olivier Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith joins the cast as the Narrator. Winning the awards for her performances in Legally Blonde and Flare Path, Smith last performed in the West End in 2016 as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre. Outside of theatre, Smith is also known for her work on the TV series The 7.39, Cilla, The Moorside, and her earlier work in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and The Royale Family.

It's also been announced that the production will be directed by Laurence Connor, whose recent work includes Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock, the touring production of Les Miserables, Chess at the London Coliseum, and Miss Saigon in the West End. 

Further casting for Joseph is to be announced.

Based on the story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis, Joseph is a musical retelling of the son of Jacob being sold into slavery and his ability to interpret dreams to see in the future. The musical features well-known musical theatre show tunes including "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door".

The summer production of Joseph at the London Palladium will mark the 50th anniversary since the concept album was originally released. The story of Joseph returns to the London Palladium after the musical was staged there in 1991, with Jason Donovan in the titular role of Joseph. After the success of Joseph in the West End, Jason Donovan earned a number one record for the musical's song "Any Dream Will Do", with the song staying at number one in the music charts for two weeks in June and July 1991. 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the London Palladium from 27th June to 8th September.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tickets are available now.

Photo credit: Ell R Brown (Flickr) Used under Creative Commons License 2.0

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