PREVIEW: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
X Factor winner Joe McElderry gets set to put on a dazzling coat of many colours as he steps in the title role of the UK's longest running musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which plays at Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday, June 14 to Saturday, June 18.
Joe was just 18 when won the sixth series of The X Factor, having been mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and beating off fierce competition from Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon. Joe then soared to number one on the UK Singles Charts with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb and his debut album Wide Awake went straight in at number 3 on the UK albums chart.
He has since gone on to have two more top ten albums, and he became the first X Factor star to release four albums, with a fifth in the making.
Joe, originally from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, is also the first and only celebrity to win three reality TV shows! He was crowned the winner of the second series of ITV’s Popstar to Operastar before strapping on his skis and slaloming his way to become champion of Channel 4’s celebrity ski competition The Jump in 2014.
Joseph marks Joe’s first major theatrical appearance following a one-off West End gala performance as the lead in The Who’s Tommy in 2012 at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Having garnered sensational reviews and standing ovations at every performance since its inception almost 35 years ago, this family musical has now sold an estimated 20 million tickets.
It is billed as a vibrant and exciting retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours sings out to young and old alike with a score which is crammed wall to wall with hits, including Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.
To book tickets, visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton or call 0844 871 7650. Booking fees apply.