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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat forced to cancel West End performances

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat West End

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been forced to cancel a number of performances this month.

Currently playing at the London Palladium for a limited season, the show has paused until 15 August.

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In a statement posted to social media, the production said: “The producers of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium are very sorry to confirm that performances have had to be suspended up to and including Sunday, 15 August.

“There has been a single positive case of Covid identified within the company, and whilst the rest of the cast and backstage team have also since been tested and reported negative tests, the government’s test and trace regulations now force all close contacts into isolation, resulting in the cancellation of performances.

“Your point of purchase will be in contact over the coming days to help assist in managing your booking. please wait for them to contact you.

“We understand how disappointing this news will be and we are very sorry for the inconvenience it may cause.

“For now, we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming audiences back at the London Palladium from Tuesday, August 17.”

Originally due to play at from 1 July, the show was previously forced to delay its opening until 12 July as a result of the current isolation restrictions.

The new West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is currently due to run until 5 September.

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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