4-8 November 2014
Reviewed Amanda Hayes
Another fabulous night out at Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells last night watching Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The X-Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels wows as Joseph and does a fantastic performance, his singing was stunning. The narrator of the story, Danielle Hope also had a fantastic singing voice and told the story in a lovely lyrical way.
The musical follows the biblical story of Joseph and his eleven brothers. His brothers become jealous of their father, Jacob’s, favouritism of Joseph and sell him off to slavery. He ends up in Egypt working for Potiphar until Potiphar’s wife takes a fancy to him, caught out he ends up in jail singing his heart out with an impressive rendition of Close Every Door to Me.
Pharaoh hears of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams and frees him from jail, to interpret a dream he has had about seven cows, cue a very amusing scene where, Pharaoh as Elvis (The King); does a humorous song and dance routine complete with the obligatory pelvic thrusts!
The stage is not the largest but it was certainly well packed with changing scenery, full cast and a children’s choir providing backing vocals throughout.
The whole show is full of humour and together with superb vocals and strong dance routines it made for a night to remember. The grand finale really was grand with the whole cast on stage singing and dancing the brothers even come into the audience and dance round the aisles.
A traditional story, brought up to date in a humorous and entertaining way with a new young cast the show felt full of energy from start to end. Today, I can’t get the songs of Joseph from my head and I will remember the show for a long time to come.
Easy and affordable parking, together with a well-stocked bar, clean facilities and friendly staff at the Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Assembly Hall add up to make a good evening great. It is an old style theatre but that’s what gives it a great ambiance and fantastic acoustics.
I highly recommend you get tickets for Joseph if you get the chance.
Tickets cost from £15.50 to £29.50 (plus £1.25 transaction fee).
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells until 8 November 2014. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box on 01892 530613.
Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2LU | 01892 530613