Lee Mead hands his dreamcoat to Gareth Gates

From 9 February 2009, Gareth Gates will make his West End stage debut starring as Joseph in the smash hit production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Lee Mead leaves the show on Saturday 10 January.

Gareth Gates became Head Chorister at Bradford Cathedral when he was eleven years old, and he sang for the Queen at the age of 13.  Gareth was runner-up in the first ever Pop Idol in 2002.  He has since had four number one singles and sold 3.5 million records to date.  Earlier this year, Gareth appeared in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice and went on to participate in the Dancing on Ice UK Tour.  More recently, he performed in A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe, a charity gala celebrating the 25-year writing partnership of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.  Gareth is about to open in Cinderella at the Wimbledon Theatre, starring as Prince Charming opposite Joanna Page and Alistair McGowan.

Gareth says of his West End debut: “I have a lot to thank Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for as it is the reason I first started singing, after being chosen to play the lead in a school production when I was eight years old. Ever since then it’s been a dream of mine to appear in a West End musical. I am really honoured to be appearing at the Adelphi, stepping into that famous coat and really can’t wait to get stuck in!”

With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this new staging of the record-breaking 1990’s London Palladium production, which was directed by Steven Pimlott, is designed by Mark Thompson and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.  This colourful retelling of the biblical story of dreamboat Joseph and his uncanny abilities and that designer coat sings out to young and old alike, with a score which is wall-to-wall hits, including “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do”.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 July 2007 to rave reviews and sell-out business. (Sourced by www.josephthemusical.com)

Book Tickets for Joseph

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat booking extended!

With a crash of drums and a flash of light JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT returns to the West End in his dazzling coat of many colours worn by brand new star Lee Mead, winner of BBC TV’s Any Dream Will Do, has been a great success and therefore management has been decided to extend its run.

In a new staging of the record breaking 1990s London Palladium production, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family classic is ready to please a whole new generation.

This colourful retelling of the biblical story about dreamboat Joseph, his uncanny abilities and his designer coat sings out to young and old alike with a score which is wall to wall hits – including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

Book Tickets for Joseph

Free Tickets for Credit Crunch Bankers!

Andrew Lloyd Webber is offering free tickets to two of his West End musicals
to bankers who have become unemployed in the credit crunch.

“Free tickets might offer some respite for some of those people who have sadly
lost their jobs.”

Former bank employees can claim a pair of free tickets to The Sound of Music and
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat until 15 October.

However, they will have to present a P45 issued after 1 September.

Tickets are also only available between Monday and Thursday and are subject to
availability.

All claims must be made in person at the appropriate box office, according to a
release issued by the Really Useful Company.

Lord Lloyd-Webber said he hoped his “feel-good shows” would cheer up those
affected by the current financial downtown, “albeit for a couple of hours”.

The Sound of Music is on at the London Palladium while Joseph continues at the
Adelphi Theatre.