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Open-air Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat announces principal casting

A former Elphaba appears in the show!

Matthew Jeans and Nikki Bentley
Matthew Jeans and Nikki Bentley
© Chris Baker, Ruth Crafer

Principal casting has been revealed for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running outdoors this summer.

Matthew Jeans will take on the lead role, alongside Nikki Bentley as the Narrator and Phil Atkinson as the Pharaoh. Further casting is to be revealed.

Presented at the iconic Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, the revival of the hit musical is based on the Kilworth House production which ran in 2019. It is directed by Andrew Wright, with musical direction by Kat Stevens and associate direction and choreography by Jaye Elster.

Full cast and creative team to be revealed, with Sarah Neale, Maxine Ridout, Shelley Smith, Hannah Switzer initially announced as appearing in the piece.

Joseph will play from 29 to 30 August, with a matinee performance on 30 August. Audiences are advised to bring chairs and blankets, and to prepare for any potential weather conditions. It is staged by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

The musical is based on the biblical tale of Joseph, who is given a special coat and has the ability to discern the meaning of dreams.