Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical embarks on a national tour with a new Joseph, from 20th February at Theatre Royal Windsor.
Jaymi Hensley, 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 a number of hit TV shows, including Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One).
Jaymi Hensley 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.
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.
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.
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Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Direction Bill Kenwright
Original Choreography by Henry Metcalfe
Additional new choreography Gary Lloyd
Set designed by Sean Cavanagh
Sound designed by Dan Samson
Lighting designed by Nick Richings
Wed 20th Feb – Sat 2nd Mar Theatre Royal Windsor
Tues 5th – Sat 9th Mar Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Tues 12th – Sat 16th Mar The Hawth, Crawley
Tues 19th – Sat 23rd Mar Edinburgh Playhouse
Tues 26th – Sat 30th Mar Pavilion Rhyl
Tues 2nd – Sat 6th Apr Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tues 9th – Sat 13th Apr Milton Keynes Theatre
Tues 16th – Sat 20th April Chester Storyhouse
Tues 14th – Sat 18th May Wales Millennium Centre
Tues 21st – Sat 25th May Darlington Hippodrome
Tues 28th May – Sat 1st June Blackpool Opera House
Tues 4th – Sat 15th June Leeds Grand Theatre
Tues 18th – Sat 22nd June Derby Theatre
Tues 25th – Sat 29th June Ipswich Regent Theatre
Tues 2nd – Sat 13th July Birmingham Hippodrome
Tues 16th – Sat 20th July New Theatre Oxford
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