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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat delays opening in West End

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat West End

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has announced a delay to its West End end opening.

Originally due to play at the London Palladium from 1 July, the show will now begin performances on 12 July.

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In a statement posted to social media, the production said: “The rehearsal process for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been interrupted due to members of the company having to isolate in line with current guidance.

“Performances at the London Palladium will now begin on Monday 12 July. These performances will operate in line with current social distancing guidelines for theatres.

“To manage these measures, and due to the huge public demand to see the acclaimed production, we are delighted to confirm that an additional 11 performances have now been added to the season.

“At this stage, ticket holders do not need to do anything. If you hold tickets for a performance impacted by changes to our schedule, you will be contacted by the box office as soon as possible.”

The new West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns for a limited season after previously running in 2019.

Alexandra Burke will play the role of narrator while Jason Donovan will take on the role of Pharaoh. Linzi Hateley, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in the show’s 1991 revival, will play the narrator at select special performances.

The title role of Joseph will be played by Jac Yarrow, with the full cast available here.

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat first premiered in the 1970s and has gone on to become one of the world’s most widely recognised and performed musicals.

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