This musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph is Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless masterpiece. It charms families across the world over and over again with its catchy songs and brilliant production. It’s been adapted to film and celebrated in drama schools, but there’s nothing quite like the live stage, big-scale production. So, why not grab get tickets to the world-famous Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as it returns to stage.
Starting out as a ‘pop cantata’ at a London school in 1968, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’s first release was as an album. It later transformed into a musical, premiering at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1972. After hitting Broadway in 1982 and the West End in 1983, the show quickly became a global sensation.
The Bible-themed musical weaves the story of Joseph and his 11 brothers. Joseph’s father Jacob gives him a multicoloured coat, symbolising his love for his son. But this only inspires the jealous of his brothers, who consequently plot to sell Joseph into slavery and tell their father he’s dead. After being a slave in Egypt and later in jail, Joseph reveals his ability to interpret dreams and prophesise. He becomes the right hand man to the Pharaoh, setting the scene for when his brothers come begging for food.
Across the globe, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat attracts many huge names. Gary Bond, Jason Donovan, Phillip Schofield, Donny Osmond and Joe McElderry (The X Factor) have all played a role. Wherever the musical performs, songs such as ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door to Me’ draws in the crowds.
Due to overwhelming ticket demands for the show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been revived many times. Don’t miss out on this heartwarming musical whenever a production is near you.