Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Over forty years after it first graced theatres Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat rolls in to Manchester to delight audiences young and old with this much loved family favourite.

Image by Darren Bell

Image by Darren Bell

Donning the coat of many colours on this occasion and making his musical theatre debut is 2009 X Factor finalist, Lloyd Daniels. The Welshman is joined by ‘Over the Rainbow’ winner and local lass Danielle Hope who takes on the demanding role of the narrator with style and ease.

This colourful biblical tale is brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webbers ever popular score and Tim Rice’s wonderfully witty lyrics, with Producer Bill Kenwright adding just the right amount of camp extravagance to ensure no matter how many times this show may tour the audiences will continue to come back for more.

Daniels makes for a very likeable and charismatic Joseph, with a strong voice and just the right amount of charm he quickly wins the audience over. There’s another familiar face amongst the cast in the form of former Eastenders star and Dancing on Ice finalist, Matt Lapinskas who takes on the role of the rather fabulous rock ‘n’ roll Pharaoh.

As always the show includes a local children’s choir, on this occasion it’s the children from Stagecoach Theatre School who treat us to a wonderful performance, perfectly complimenting the rest of the hardworking company.

If you’re looking to lose yourself into a colourful world of fun and flamboyance then get yourselves down to the Palace theatre and let this wonderful show whisk you away for a few hours of pure escapist entertainment.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Palace Theatre
21st-25th October

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