“Full Of Life and Colour!” ★★★★
I remember watching the DVD version of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat over and over as a child which starred Donny Osmond. This time round was my third time watching the musical live on stage and it really was intriguing to see how the show continues to transform.
Joseph is UK’s longest running musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. What started out as a 15 minute long production written for a school in London soon ventured into a musical and over 26 million people worldwide have seen it.
The story itself follows Joseph and his 11 brothers who get fed up of him and sell him as a slave. But little did they know that Joseph had so much more to offer than they might of ever expected.
Jaymi Hensley first found his fame on The X Factor in the band Union J. He really does fit the part of Joseph beautifully with his innocence, powerful vocals and charm.
Jaymi says: “I cannot describe how excited and honoured I am to be stepping into the prestigious coloured coat! When I think of iconic roles in musical theatre Joseph was always one that I dreamt of playing growing up! It’s a ‘dream’ come true!
The only thing I didn’t really enjoy about the show this time round was the start of the first and second half with it what seemed unnecessary repetition of all of the songs. I could sense from the audience a bit of enthusiasm lost before the show had begun as it felt like it went on forever and I didn’t really see the need for it. A big shoutout to the children’s chorus, who were on stage the entire time. They were always engaged and they sang beautifully throughout and it really did set the scene continuously for this production.
This show is full of colour, an amazing cast and tells the Biblical tale of Joseph and his brothers through the memorable soundtracks such as “Any Dream Will Do” “Close Every Door To Me” and “Go Go Go Joseph”.
*Tickets for this show were gifted to me by Milton Keynes theatre – All views expressed are my own*