X Factor star Joe McElderry is to don the dazzling coat of many colours as he takes the title role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The production will embark on a UK tour in 2016 with tour dates and venues to be announced.
Joe McElderry won The X Factor in 2009 and subsequently had a number one single with "The Climb". He has since released four UK albums, won ITV’s Popstar to Operastar and appeared in a one-off West End gala performance as the lead in The Who's Tommy.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the UK's longest running musical. Retelling the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, the show includes songs such as "Jacob and Sons", "Close Every Door" and "Any Dream Will Do".