BILL KENWRIGHT’S TIMELESS PRODUCTION
OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
WITH NEW CHOREOGRAPHY BY GARY LLOYD
UNION J’S JAYMI HENSLEY REPRISING HIS ROLE
AND SELL-OUT PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE UK
Forty years since Bill Kenwright’s first production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
classic biblical story, the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is once
again one of musical theatre’s biggest hits, enjoying sell-out performances across the
country. The production will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 15 to
Saturday 19 October 2019.
The musical started out in 1968 as a 15-minute cantata and was the first of Tim Rice and
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals to be performed publicly. Bill Kenwright’s production has
since been nurtured and developed to become the much-loved phenomenon it is today –
the longest running touring musical of all time.
The production has recently been given enhanced choreography by sought-after
choreographer Gary Lloyd. Gary Lloyd is known for his crossover from music to theatre and
as creative director with some of the world’s biggest artists’ live performances and arena
tours including Sir Paul McCartney; Sir Cliff Richard; Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Tom Jones and
more recently Kelly Clarkson; Leona Lewis; Robbie Williams and Pink.
Combining Lloyd’s dynamic new material with Henry Metcalf’s original choreography for
2019 and beyond, it is intended to refresh the family favorite production whilst at the same
time retaining its trademark style and integrity.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours,
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is full of life and colour, and features
unforgettable hit songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every
Door To Me.
Lloyd said: “Bill Kenwright’s beautifully biblical production of Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first show I ever saw at the theatre. It inspired me to pursue
a career on stage, so I was beyond excited to be working with Bill and Henry to bring this 40-
year family classic into the 21st century for another and future generations.”
Metcalf said: “Joseph started as an end-of-term show by two naive but brilliant 19-year-
olds, and is now one of the country’s biggest musical legends. Every scene has a different
musical style. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music is always memorable, Tim Rice’s lyrics always
innovative, and Bill Kenwright’s production always magical as many millions of theatre goers
from ages 5 to 95 will testify”.