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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the London Palladium in 2019

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

MICHAEL Harrison and The Really Useful Group have announced that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first major musical collaboration by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is to be re-imagined in a brand new production at the iconic London Palladium next summer.

This new production, with an entirely new, soon-to-be-announced creative team, will play a strictly limited 11 week summer season – from July 11 (previews from June 26) to September 8, 2019. Tickets go on General Sale on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Casting for the role of Joseph will be announced in due course.

Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the worlds most beloved family musicals. The multi-award winning show, which began life as a small scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru!

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.

Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife.

While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.

One of stages most sought after roles, stars who have previously played the title character include Jason Donovan, Phillip Schofield, Lee Mead, Joe McElderry and Donny Osmond.

Tickets: From £20 (previews from £10). Pay no booking fees at www.josephthemusical.com/.

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinees vary during weektime and weekends across the season, please check the website for details.

Also at the London Palladium: Snow White at the London Palladium, with a host of stars including Charlie Stemp, Dawn French, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot and Julian Clary (December 8, 2018 to January 13, 2019) and 100 Hearts, a Night of Comedy, a fund-raising show in support of Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity (February 13, 2019).