Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the story of Joseph and his talent for interpreting dreams, his eleven brothers and, of course, the coat of many colours.
Joseph’s penchant for being a dreamer gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts that they will bow to him, making them jealous.
Family friendly with something for everyone, Joseph is the perfect musical for all ages to enjoy. A strong cast lead the show with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley as the titular Joseph lending his vocals to a stand out and emotional performance of Close Every Door to Me in his first major musical role and the Narrator, Trina Hill, who’s fairy like voice compliments her performance as she gently guides the audience through the story, and being on stage for most of the show her energy never lacks.
There are plenty of laughs to be found in this musical telling of the biblical story, and references aplenty to Elvis with Joseph’s own Rock’n’Roll Pharaoh, Andrew Geater, who’s dreams have got him baffled in Song of the King, an upbeat Elvis like tune, with 1950’s America vibes.
With a large cast often filling the stage, the production is cleverly choreographed utilising every space, with additional new choreography by Gary Lloyd. Full of catchy and unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and many more, Joseph’s soundtrack is a vibrant and colourful as the coat.
• Ipswich Regent until Saturday 29th June and then tour continues nationally
Review: Abi Mayes, Ipswich24 Magazine