Theatre News

Joseph Posts Closing Notices at Adelphi, 30 May

The current West End revival of
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi theatre has posted closing
notices for the 30 May 2009. It had originally been booking
until 18 July 2009.

The production, which has been running
since 17 July 2007 (previews from 6 July), currently stars Pop Idol
runner-up Gareth Gates (pictured), who inherited the Dreamcoat from
original Joseph and Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead last month (See News, 26
November 2008).

started life in 1968 as a 20-minute entertainment for an end-of-term
school concert. By the time it received its Broadway premiere in
1982, it had been expanded into a full two-hour show. With music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Joseph’s popular score
includes the songs “Any Dream Will Do”, “Close Every
Door to Me”, “Go, Go, Go Joseph”, “Those Canaan Days”,
“Benjamin Calypso” and “One More Angel in Heaven”.

The new staging of the record-breaking
1990s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at
the London Palladium, which was directed by the late Steven Pimlott,
is designed by Mark Thompson and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.
It’s produced in the West End by Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.

No further productions have yet been announced at the Adelphi.

– by Theo Bosanquet