Full Casting Announced for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT TOUR 2017

Full Casting Announced for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT TOUR 2017

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT’s Lucy Kay will return as the Narrator in the upcoming 2017 touring production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, starring X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry, from 24th January.

LucyKay6.jpgLucy Kay scored her first number one album in 2014, after her stunning debut album ‘Fantasia’ shot straight to the top of the Classical Album Chart. The singer, originally from Leicestershire, shot to fame and captured the country’s hearts as runner up on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2014. Following her success on the show, Lucy also recorded the song ‘Flower of Scotland’ with the band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Navy. Lucy was also a special guest on Andrea Bocelli’s 2014 tour.

As previously announced singing sensation and X Factor favourite JOE McELDERRY will once again wear the world’s most famous coat in the UK’s longest running musical, as the 2017 national tour kicks off at GLive, Guildford in Januar.Joe’s title-role debut in the 2016 production of Joseph was his first major theatrical appearance – and his performance was met with 5-star reviews and standing ovations up and down the country.

 Joe McElderry was just 18 when he won the sixth series of ‘The X Factor’ having been mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole and beating off fierce competition from Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon. Joe soared to number one on the UK Singles Charts with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb and his debut album Wide Awake went straight in at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. He has since gone on to have two more Top 10 albums, and he became the first X Factor star to release four albums.

Joe, who hails from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, is also the first and only celebrity to win three reality TV shows! He was crowned the winner of the second series of ITV’s ‘Popstar to Operastar’ before strapping on his skis and slaloming his way to become champion of Channel 4’s celebrity ski competition ‘The Jump’ in 2014.

“BILL KENWRIGHT’S PRODUCTION –

THE LONGEST-RUNNING TOURING SHOW IN HISTORY, NOW IN ITS 36TH UNSTOPPABLE YEAR – REMAINS AN IRREPRESSIBLE DELIGHT…

JOE MCELDERRY MAY JUST BE THE BEST SUNG JOSEPH THERE’S EVER BEEN”

Mark Shenton

★★★★★

The Stage

 

Joining them is Benjamin James-Ellis who was a semi-finalist on the hit TV show Any Dream Will Do. Since then Ben has starred in a European tour of Dirty Dancing, and as Link Larkin in the West End run of Hairspray for two years. The cast is completed by Henry Metcalfe, Sallie-Beth Lawless, Matt Jolly, Darren Charles, Lloyd Green, Matthew McCabe, George Knapper, Michael Lapham, Michael Colbourne, Lewis Asquith, Richard J Hunt, Amana Jones, Will Breckin, Kevin Grogan and Gemma Pipe.

Having garnered sensational reviews and standing ovations at every performance since its inception over 36 years ago, Bill Kenwright’s ‘amazing’, ‘superb’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family musical has now sold an estimated 20 million tickets is crammed wall to wall with hits, including Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

24 – 28 Jan                                           GUILDFORD G Live                                          01483 369350  

glive.co.uk

 31 Jan – 4 Feb                                     New WIMBLEDON Theatre                         0844 871 7646

atgtickets.com/wimbledon

 7 – 11 Feb                                             DARTFORD Orchard Theatre                       01322 220000

                                                                                                                                                orchardtheatre.co.uk

 14 – 18 Feb                                          HASTINGS White Rock Theatre                 01424 462288

                                                                                                                                                whiterocktheatre.org.uk

 21 – 25 Feb                                          TORQUAY Princess Theatre                        0844 871 3023

                                                                                                                                                atgtickets.com/torquay

 28 Feb – 4 Mar                                   PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal          023 9264 9000

                                                                                                                                                newtheatreroyal.com

 7 – 11 Mar                                           WINDSOR Theatre Royal                              01753 853 888

                                                                                                                                                theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

 14 – 18 Mar                                          EDINBURGH Playhouse                                0844 871 3014

                                                                                                                                                atgtickets.com/edinburgh

 21 – 25 Mar                                          MALVERN Festival Theatre                         01684 892 277

                                                                                                                                                malvern-theatres.co.uk

 28 Mar – 1 Apr                                    SHREWSBURY Severn Theatre                   01743 281281

                                                                                                                                                theatresevern.co.uk

 4 – 8 Apr                                               BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre                   01274 432000

                                                                                                                                                bradford-theatres.co.uk

 11 – 15 Apr                                          SKEGNESS Embassy Theatre                       01507 613100

                                                                                                            embassytheatre.co.uk

 18 – 22 Apr                                           PRESTON Charter Theatre                            01772 80 44 44

                                                                                                                                                prestonguildhall.com

 25 – 29 Apr                                           NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal                     0115 989 5555

trch.co.uk           

   2 – 6 May                                              BRISTOL Hippodrome                                    0844 871 3012

                                                                                                                                                atgtickets.com/bristol

 9 – 13 May                                           CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre        029 2063 6464

 wmc.org.uk

 16 – 20 May                                        TRURO Hall for Cornwall                              01507 613100

                                                                                                                                                hallforcornwall.co.uk

 23 – 27 May                                         STOCKPORT Plaza Theatre                           0161 480 3818

stockportplaza.co.uk

 30 May – 3 Jun                                   LONDONDERRY Millennium Forum         028 7126 4455                                                                                                                                                                millenniumforum.co.uk

 6 – 10 Jun                                            BELFAST Grand Opera House                     028 9024 1919

 goh.co.uk

 13 – 17 Jun                                          CHELTENHAM Everyman Theatre             01242 572573                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     everymantheatre.org.uk

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