Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat London Reviews and Tickets
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Absorbing
About the Show
A revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved family musical about Joseph and his multicoloured coat.
Olivier nominee Jason Donovan and West End newcomer, Jac Yarrow star in the smash hit revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat". Based on the Old Testament story of Jacob's favourite son, Joseph and his eleven jealous brothers. Laurence Connor directs a fun revival of this family friendly musical with music by multi-award winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Look, it’s a kids’ show with some winning songs and the budget of a small nation state. Of course it’s fun. But there’s no great revelation in this revival – it’s just a 50-year-old musical coasting on bright tunes and arched eyebrows.
Director Laurence Connor breathes zesty new life into those potent, familiar songs, and in newcomer Jac Yarrow has found a man with formidable pipes and enough charm to imbue the blank lead character with some personality.
Staged as an exercise in storytelling that finds Smith surrounded from the start with a retinue of eager and adoring kids, this really is a production to appeal to our inner child, which is intended as a real compliment...
Occasionally John Cameron’s orchestrations drown the lyrics and one or two ideas, such as guitar-wielding statues, prove there is no lack of corn in Egypt. But this is an ebullient production...
For its 50th anniversary, producer Michael Harrison has brought Joseph – and Jason Donovan – back to the Palladium for this joyful, colour-saturated production by Laurence Connor. The changes aren’t colossal, but the scale is.