Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London Palladium tickets
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London Palladium tickets

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

About the show

In celebration of the show's 50th anniversary, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will play at the London Palladium in summer 2019. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's deliciously colourful musical was last seen in the West End in 2007. This latest production boasts an entirely new cast and creative team, and runs for a strictly limited season from 27 June 2019.

The musical is based on the biblical tale of Joseph, son of Jacob, who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers after he receives the gift of a splendid coat from his father. The story began as a concept album in 1969 before receiving its professional debut at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1972. The show has been translated into a film, toured extensively and sparked a reality television series to find the next Joseph for the stage, all the while clocking up myriad awards. Not many people would fail to recognise the show’s most famous songs, such as “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door to Me”.

The lead role of Joseph is played by Jac Yarrow, marking his professional stage debut. Yarrow recently performed in the Arts Educational School production of Disney's Newsies.

Musical icon Jason Donovan plays the part of Pharaoh, 28 years after having starred as Joseph. The Australian singer and actor shot to fame on soap Neighbours, going on to carve out a music career which enjoyed four UK number one singles. Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.

Legend of stage Sheridan Smith plays the part of Narrator. Queen of the sitcoms, Smith became a household name thanks to her role in The Royle Family and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Her extensive stage credits include starring roles in Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic and Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre.

Many a household name has donned the multi-coloured coat to play the starring role, including Jason Donovan, Phillip Schofield, Darren Day and Gareth Gates.

The show is produced by Michael Harrison Entertainment, with direction is by Laurence Connor. Choreography comes from JoAnn M. Hunter, while the show's design is by Morgan Large.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is surely the most famous living composer. Among the 13 musicals he has composed are The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock, but he has also written a Latin Requiem Mass, two film scores and more besides. He is the recipient of a plethora of prestigious awards and has been granted a knighthood.

Tim Rice is one of the most celebrated British lyricists and a frequent collaborator of Lloyd Webber’s. He too has received a knighthood and a great many awards for his work.

Catchy, vibrant and a classic through-and-through, you won’t want to miss Joseph when it runs at the London Palladium from 27 June 2019.

Recommended for

If you love Jesus Christ Superstar or any of Andrew Lloyd Webber's other classics, this show is not to be missed.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 3+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)
Opened: 27 Jun 2019
Booking from: 23 Aug 2019
Booking until: 08 Sep 2019

Location and map

London Palladium
Argyll Street
London, W1F 7TF

360 Reviews Add review

This show is great fun! There's some fab choreography and colourful simple sets. Sheridan Smith sings Narrator well but it would have... More

jacobbush 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved it, bit panto now but I enjoyed that. Sheridan Smith was excellent even if she was what made it more panto. Jason Donovan put... More

markspears 5"07, 49 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Phenomenal revival with the music never sounding better, the story and production feeling so fresh and modern and it's just a truly... More

rikkiONshow 178cm, 254 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A fun family show, I'd say. There are a few moments when you think it's going to lag, but on comes Sheridan Smith with a cheeky wink... More

markh25 22 reviews, 1 helpful vote

What a fantastic revival. Sheridan smith steals the show and brings a touch of humour to the narrator role. Her standing ovation is... More

lisstrem 5'3, 50 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The long awaited revival of Joseph doesn't really disappoint. Jac Yarrow is an excellent casting choice to play Joseph and I believe... More

joc78 5"4, 380 reviews, 4 helpful votes

The long awaited revival of Joseph doesn't really disappoint. Jac Yarrow is an excellent casting choice to play Joseph and I believe... More

joc78 5"4, 380 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Fantastic show! Loved every minute of it!Sheridan Smith as narrator was brilliant and had us all in giggles! Jason Donavon's still... More

karenglyde 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Saw the show 3 times years ago (2 Donovan, 1 Schofield). Songs are still great but the show is very different. If you like Sheridan... More

nicolag9 1 review, 0 helpful votes