Union J star Jaymi Hensley will take to the stage as Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s new national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which opens on February 20th at Theatre Royal Windsor.
Jaymi, a member of 2013’s BBC ‘British Breakthrough Band’ of the year, will don the Technicolor Dreamcoat and lead the company in his first role in a major musical. Having risen to fame on The X Factor, Union J went on to have a top ten album and a major UK tour and Jaymi later appeared on several hit TV shows, including Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One).
Jaymi says “I cannot describe how excited and honoured I am to be stepping into the prestigious coloured coat! When I think of iconic roles in musical theatre Joseph was always one that I dreamt of playing growing up! And to finally say that I am going to play it is a “dream” come true! I cannot wait to meet all of the loyal Joseph Fans and bring you my take of this amazing dream role.”
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the first of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world.
Full of life and colour, the magical musical features unforgettable and timeless songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons and Close Every Door To Me.
Joining Jaymi to complete the cast are: Lewis Asquith, George Beet, Arthur Boan, Callum Connolly, Andrew Geater, Alex Hetherington, Trina Hill, Mikey Jay-Heath, Matt Jolly, Jamie Jukes, Amber Kennedy, Henry Metcalfe, Corey Mitchell, Eve Norris, Gemma Pipe, Joshua Robinson and Ed Tunningley.
The tour will make two visits to Wales by playing Rhyl’s Grand Pavillion from Tuesday March 26 to Saturday March 30 (visit rhylpavilion.co.uk for details) and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (visit wmc.org.uk for details) from Tuesday May 14 to Saturday May 18.