Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat cast to be led by Jac Yarrow at The London Palladium
The new Joseph has been found!
The London Palladium revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has found its leading man.
Jac Yarrow, making his professional stage debut, will play the role at The Palladium this summer. The actor, who is 21 and from Cardiff, recently appeared in the Arts Educational School production of Disney's Newsies.
Yarrow commented: "I can't quite believe it. Here I am, 21 years old, still at Drama School and come June I'll be standing centre stage at the prestigious London Palladium, singing the iconic music and lyrics of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. My dream came true."
He will be joining Sheridan Smith, who will be playing the Narrator, and Jason Donovan, who returns to the musical after appearing in the Palladium production in 1991.
The revival production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock, Miss Saigon), with choreography from JoAnn M Hunter, design from Morgan Large, lighting from Ben Cracknell and sound from Gareth Owen.
The show was originally released as a concept album in 1969 and has run in the West End, Broadway and all over the world. Songs included in the piece are "Any Dream Will Do", "Close Every Door To Me", "Jacob and Sons", "There's One More Angel In Heaven" and "Go Go Go Joseph". It tells the biblical story of Joseph and his eleven brothers. Further casting for the show is to be revealed.
The show runs from 27 June to 8 September, with opening night on 11 July.