Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is coming to the Alhambra Theatre Bradford from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th February.
The show is my all-time favourite, a classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.
It’s a pretty big deal who’s playing the star role, though, as they can really make or break the production. This tour, Joseph is being played by Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Mark McMullan. He’ll don the Technicolor Dreamcoat in his first major musical role in Bill Kenwright’s production of the show. The production will have original choreography by Henry Metcalfe, additional new choreography by Gary Lloyd, set designs by Sean Cavanagh, sound design by Dan Samson and lighting by Nick Richings.
I don’t remember Mark McMullan at all really, but apparently he sang an emotional rendition of Les Misérables’ Bring Him Home. Along with a sad backstory, of course, as is mandatory with every talent show. Mark got through to the semi-finals of the show and he’s now making his theatrical debut!
Mark says: “Being cast as Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s record-breaking production is absolutely amazing! I grew up performing musical theatre and it really helped me find my voice as a singer and gave me the drive to pursue my passion. Unfortunately, due to my brother’s illness, my hopes of making a career as a performer had to be put on hold – until my appearance on Britain’s Got Talent changed everything for me. Joseph is the role that I have always wanted to play and now I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do so at theatres all around the country. The Dreamcoat really is making my dreams come true!”
Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world. The magical musical features the unforgettable and timeless songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons and Close Every Door To Me. And, as we all know, it’s my very favourite musical.
If you haven’t seen Joseph yet, then Go, Go, Go! Catch it at the Alhambra Theatre from 4th – 8th February.