Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi award-winning Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has arrived at Birmingham Hippodrome, featuring Jason Donovan and Alexandra Burke fresh from The London Palladium. Trust us, it’s a must-see!
Birmingham Hippodrome welcomes to the stage this sensational production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which can only be described as a feast for the senses. From curtain up to final call, it’s a non-stop celebration of bright, exciting and fresh theatre that truly understands how to entertain an audience.
Through the impeccable collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, we follow a re-imagined telling of Jacob’s favourite child Joseph (award nominee and bright young star Jac Yarrow) and his 11 brothers. Jacob shows his love to Joseph by presenting him with an Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which only illuminates his preference for him. No surprise the other siblings aren’t too pleased; but after Joseph is sold into slavery he discovers an ability to interpret dreams. This makes him an ideal right-hand man for the Egyptian Emperor Pharaoh, played by the wonderful Jason Donovan who famously took on the starring role of Joseph back in 1990, scoring a number one hit with Any Dream Will Do.
Told entirely through song, the audience gets to experience the joyful talent of X Factor winner Alexandra Burke – now one of the most distinguishable West End actresses around – as she transports the audience into a fantastical world of vibrancy. As the role of the narrator, she is a constant presence on stage, and the chemistry she shares with Donovan is a delight to watch.
This touring London Palladium production is a constant carnival of colour, and in my opinion, it is the truest definition of musical theatre. From the choreography (Joann M. Hunter), songs, orchestra (John Rigby) and costumes – yes, the coat of many colours is a triumph – to the set (Morgan Large), and lighting (Ben Crachnell), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat feels like an absolute celebration of the genre.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday April 16. For tickets and more information about the show click here.