Reviewed by Jo Bennett
The most performed musical of all time (has sold 15 million tickets to date), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, has started its first tour since 2016 by opening at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. We had the pleasure of being the first to watch this fabulous show on opening night.
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this much-loved show was brought to life again by Bill Kenwright with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley as Joseph. The famous songs Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do were performed to West End standard. The sound, lightning and set were just great.
This is a dream role for Jaymi who says he is honoured to be stepping into the prestigious coloured coat.
The story of Joseph is sang beautifully by the narrator Trina Hill. The children in the chorus were from Babette Langford’s, The Young Set and did a fantastic job.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a biblical story and it tells the tale of Joseph, who is one of 12 brothers and his father’s favourite son, the jealously of his brothers, his rise from slavery to becoming a minister in the Pharaohs court and also forgiveness.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a wonderful show and definitely a family musical to see! It is sung and acted beautifully and will see you leaving the theatre humming and singing the tunes with a smile on your face. A magical story.
Tickets cost from £19 (booking fees may apply).
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the Theatre Royal in Windsor from 20 February to 2 March 2019, for more information or to book tickets visit www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk or call the box office on 01753 853888.
Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PS | 01753 853888