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Review: Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
WHEN the star of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic musical is played by a 90’s pop icon there is clear risk of producing a cheesy re-invention.
But to my surprise H from Steps gave a twinkling performance right from his first solo of Any Dream Will Do at the beginning of the show.
Telling the biblical account of how Joseph was cold-heartedly sold as a slave and sent to Egypt in return for coins by his 11 devious brothers, Ian ‘H’ Watkins lit up the stage.
Fibbing to their father Jacob, the siblings break the news that Joseph has passed away with a hilarious performance of One More Angel In Heaven, which throws in a great comical element in to the show.
Jennifer Potts narrated a clear story throughout and was assisted by the super cute choir who opened the second half of the show angelically.
When summoned to read the dream of the dense Pharaoh, Joseph gave an emotional plea to be released when suddenly the stage was injected with the electric vibe of Vegas. This was a great twist to the tale and had the audience cheering with excitement.
Once the telling of the story was complete the finale saw dancing in the aisles, a lot of smiles and waving to the crowd not forgetting Joseph surrounded by the wonderful colours of his amazing dreamcoat.
The show brightened up my gloomy and wet day and was a breath of fresh air.
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