Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's mega-musical has returned to the London Palladium as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Starring Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith, prince-of-pop Jason Donovan and newcomer Jac Yarrow, what did the critics think of this 2019 revival?
The overall response to Joseph's return was hugely positive! The Metro awarded the musical five stars and praised stars of the show saying, "Donovan - and Yarrow, and Smith - should be jumping for joy at the end of this, because a star is born - and two others a reborn. Go, go, go Joseph."
The Telegraph mirrored this sentiment, continuing the praise with "Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith shine in this bright, beautiful, brash production". The Evening Standard matched the Telegraph's enthusiasm saying, "What a blast. This basic biblical musical has been triumphantly reborn as a vibrant slice of all singing, all dancing exuberance".
The Daily Mail called Joseph an "Exuberant Revival" and said "Laurence Connor directs with squeaky-clean panache and lots of children. And JoAnn M. Hunter's choreography keeps things fizzing with pogoing, aircraft landing signals and a high-kicking can-can."
Congratulations to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat on their amazing reviews! Don't miss your chance to catch Joseph at the London Palladium as it plays through to 8 September.
What is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat about?
With songs ranging from hopeful ballads (Any Dream Will Do) to vaudeville and rock'n'roll infused confections (King of My Heart and Benjamin Calypso among many others), Joseph tells the story as written in Genesis, of the youngest brother of 12 and the extraordinary journey he is sent on when his siblings set out to kill him for being his father's favourite. From attempted murder victim to pet of the Pharaoh of Egypt, Joseph soars with his singular talent of being able to interpret dreams and predict the future. But don't let all that murder stuff put you off, this is a joyful show brimming with heart, hope and a lot of showbiz pizazz!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is now playing at the London Palladium through to 8 September.