The story of Joseph is now well known around the world thanks to this musical and all it’s different lead actors like Jason Donovan and Lee Mead. I’m sure many people have seen it several times during it’s West End runs or while it was on tour. But for me, a long-time fan of the musical since 1991, it was with excitement and anticipation I turned up at the Bristol Hippodrome to see it for the very first time.
The show did not disappoint, its eclectic mix of music and bright costumes told the story of Joseph with something for everyone to enjoy. The mix of music means that a lot of the cast members had the opportunity to showcase their abilities and it is so hard to pick out a favourite as all the 11 brothers performed exceptionally.
Ian ‘H’ Watkins returned to the role Joseph with an outstanding performance, I was very impressed with his ability to act especially in the more dramatic scenes.
Jennifer Potts was delightful as the Narrator, who guides you through this fast-paced show. The whole audience also enjoyed Luke Jasztal as the “Elvis” Pharaoh.
The children’s choir from the Bristol School of Performing Arts sang beautifully and added so much to the performance.
The show runs at the Bristol Hippodrome until Saturday 29th June and will be at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff from Tuesday 13th August until Saturday 17th August 2013.
Photograph by Sheila Burnett
ARCHIVED REVIEW: April 2020