BILL KENWRIGHT’S TIMELESS PRODUCTION
OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
WITH NEW CHOREOGRAPHY BY GARY LLOYD
UNION J’S JAYMI HENSLEY REPRISING HIS ROLE
AND SELL-OUT PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE UK
40 years since Bill Kenwright’s first production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic biblical story, the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoatis once again one of musical theatre’s biggest hits, enjoying sell-out performances across the country.
The musical started out in 1968 as a 15-minute cantata and was the first of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals to be performed publicly. Bill Kenwright’s production has since been nurtured and developed to become the much-loved phenomenon it is today – the longest running touring musical of all time.
The production has recently been given enhanced choreography by sought-after choreographer Gary Lloyd – known for his crossover from music to theatre and as creative director with some of the world’s biggest artist’s live performances and arena tours including Sir Paul McCartney; Sir Cliff Richard; Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Tom Jones and more recently Kelly Clarkson; Leona Lewis; Robbie Williams and Pink.
Combining Lloyd’s dynamic new material with Henry Metcalf’s original choreography for 2019 and beyond, it is intended to refresh the family favorite production whilst at the same time retaining its trademark style and integrity.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is full of life and colour, and features unforgettable hit songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me.
Lloyd said: “Bill Kenwright’s beautifully biblical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first show I ever saw at the theatre. It inspired me to pursue a career on stage, so I was beyond excited to be working with Bill and Henry to bring this 40-year family classic into the 21st century for another and future generations.”
Metcalf said: “Joseph started as an end-of-term show by two naive but brilliant 19-year-olds, and is now one of the country’s biggest musical legends. Every scene has a different musical style. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music is always memorable, Tim Rice’s lyrics always innovative, and Bill Kenwright’s production always magical and many millions of theatre goers from ages 5 to 95 will testify”.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
BY TIM RICE & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre everymantheatre.org
Tues 27 – Sat 31 August 01242 572 573
Glasgow King’s Theatre atgtickets.com/glasgow
Tues 3 – Sat 7 September 0844 871 7648
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre aberdeenperformingarts.com
Tues 10 – Sat 14 September 01224 641 122
*Jaymi Hensley is not scheduled to perform in Aberdeen
Crewe Lyceum Theatre crewelyceum.co.uk
Tues 17 – Sat 21 September 01270 368 242
High Wycombe Swan Theatre wycombeswan.co.uk
Tues 24 – Sat 28 September 01494 512 000
York Grand Opera House atgtickets.com/york
Tues 1 – Sat 5 October 0844 871 3024
Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Tues 8 – Sat 12 October +353 1 677 7999
Nottingham Theatre Royal trch.co.uk
Tues 15 – Sat 19 October 0115 989 5555
Torquay Princess Theatre atgtickets.com/torquay
Tues 22 – Sat 26 October 0844 871 3023
Weston Super Mare Playhouse Theatre parkwoodtheatres.co.uk
Tues 29 October – Sat 2 November 01934 645 544
Sheffield Lyceum sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Tues 5 – Sat 9 November 0114 249 6000
Billingham Forum Theatre teesactive.co.uk
Tues 12 – Sat 16 November 01642 551 381
St Helens Theatre Royal sthelenstheatreroyal.com
Tues 19 – Sat 23 November 01744 756 000
*Please check venues websites for casting details.