West End debutant Jac Yarrow lands lead role in Joseph at the London Palladium
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.
During his time at ArtsEd, Yarrow has starred in productions of Street Scene, Once on this Island, and most recently playing the lead role of Jack Kelly in Luke Sheppard’s production of Disney’s Newsies.
Last year, Yarrow performed at the Olivier Awards, featuring in the ensemble of a celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph, alongside Donovan, Linzi Hateley, Lee Mead and Joe McElderry.
The musical has a history of casting undiscovered talent. In 2007, Andrew Lloyd Webber launched TV talent show Any Dream Will Do on the BBC to find the next actor to play Joseph. Lee Mead won the competition, playing the role at the Adelphi Theatre, and going on to appear in productions of Wicked, Legally Blonde and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
This London Palladium production will be directed by Laurence Connor, with lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Gareth Owen, design by Morgan Large, and choreography by JoAnn M Hunter.
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