A new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 3rd May to Saturday 14th May. Alexandra Burke reprises her celebrated role as Narrator, joining Jac Yarrow who is preparing to don the famous coat in the titular role on tour.
Alexandra Burke will play Narrator in the celebrated musical. Her many West End credits include the lead roles in The Bodyguard, Sister Act, Chess and Chicago. Alexandra first rose to fame winning The X-Factor in 2008, and has since gone on to sell over 5 million records. She’ll also make her movie debut in the film Pretty Red Dress next year.
Producer Michael Harrison said, “After two sensational runs at The London Palladium, I am delighted to bring this joyous show to the New Theatre, Cardiff next spring as JOSEPH prepares to unite audiences and spread happiness across the UK. Our ‘dream team’ casting will enchant newcomers and longstanding fans alike. Alexandra Burke is confirmed to return to her much-applauded role as Narrator when we perform in Cardiff.”
Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into hardship by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is produced by Michael Harrison.