Don’t miss the arrival of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Manchester Opera House

For two weeks only, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat will perform at the Manchester Opera House for two weeks only, from Monday 21st March to Saturday 2nd April 2022.

Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are bringing the musical to Manchester straight from two successful seasons at The London Palladium.

Jason Donovan will reprise the role of Pharaoh, which he performed at the London Palladium in 2019 and 2021, sharing the stage once again with Alexandra Burke as narrator and Jac Yarrow, who prepares to don the famous coat in the title role on tour, following a sensational summer season for the trio in London’s West End.

Producer, Michael Harrison, said: “After two sensational performances at The London Palladium, I am delighted to bring this joyous show to the Manchester Opera House next spring as Joseph prepares to unite the audience and spread happiness across the UK. United. Our ‘dream team’ cast will delight newcomers and veteran fans alike; Jac Yarrow has wowed audiences and critics alike with his spectacular debut, and attendees should be prepared for the ceiling to rise when Jason Donovan takes the stage. Alexandra Burke is confirmed to return to the much-lauded role of narrator of hers when we perform in Manchester, having warmed the hearts of theater-goers at the London Palladium this summer.”

A star-studded cast

Alexandra Burke will play the narrator in the celebrated musical. Her numerous West End credits include leading roles in The Bodyguard, Sister Act, Chess and Chicago. Alexandra first rose to fame by winning The X-Factor in 2008, and since then she has sold more than five million records.

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Jason Donovan will return in the role of Pharaoh. He was originally on the show when he gave the definitive stage performance of him as the title character Joseph in the 1990s, in a sold-out 18-month run that produced a No. 1 single and a best-selling soundtrack album. . Jason lifted the roof of the London Palladium during the show’s 2019 and 2021 engagements as the Pharaoh, who plays ‘Song of the King’ in the musical.

Jac Yarrow and Joseph's Company and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jac Yarrow and Joseph’s Company and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Jac Yarrow made a splash when he made his professional stage debut as Joseph, following in the footsteps of a line of stars who had previously played the title character. His portrayal of Joseph earned him unanimous praise and an Olivier Award nomination, with his rendition of ‘Close Every Door To Me’ regularly stopping the show with standing ovations.

One of the world’s most beloved family musicals.

The multi-award winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times, including multiple performances in the West End and on Broadway, number one international tours and productions in more than 80 countries. as far away as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru!

The show features songs that have become pop and musical theater standards, such as Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.

Told entirely through song with the help of the narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, and his eleven brothers. After being sold by the brothers to hardship, he ingratiates himself with the Egyptian nobleman Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While in prison, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and soon finds himself facing Pharaoh, the powerful but troubled showman. As Joseph struggles to solve the famine in Egypt, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and is eventually reunited with his family.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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