Following two triumphant seasons at The London Palladium, the sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 3rd May to Saturday 14th May 2022. Alexandra Burke reprises her celebrated role as Narrator, joining Jac Yarrow who is preparing to don the famous coat in the titular role on tour.
Audiences and critics were unanimous in their acclaim for the legendary musical – the first major collaboration by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber – when it returned to the London Palladium in 2019 and again in 2021.
Go! Go! Go! Joseph With Alexandra Burke & Jac Yarrow
Alexandra Burke will play Narrator in the celebrated musical. Her many West End credits include the lead roles in The Bodyguard, Sister Act, Chess and Chicago. Alexandra first rose to fame winning The X-Factor in 2008, and has since gone on to sell over 5 million records.
Jac Yarrow caused a sensation when he made his professional stage debut playing Joseph, following in the footsteps of a line of stars who have previously played the title character. His portrayal of Joseph won him unanimous acclaim and an Olivier Award nomination, with his rendition of ‘Close Every Door To Me’.
Producer Michael Harrison says: “After two sensational runs at The London Palladium, I am delighted to bring this joyous show to the New Theatre, Cardiff next spring as JOSEPH prepares to unite audiences and spread happiness across the UK. Our ‘dream team’ casting will enchant newcomers and longstanding fans alike.
“Alexandra Burke is confirmed to return to her much applauded role as Narrator when we perform in Cardiff, having warmed the hearts of theatregoers at the London Palladium this summer alongside Jac Yarrow whose spectacular debut in the title role has wowed audiences and critics alike. GO! GO! GO! JOSEPH!”
Joseph From School Concert To World-Wide Success
Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed worldwide.
The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is directed by Laurence Connor.
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