CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Craig Chalmers in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Craig Chalmers, one of the most popular Joseph’s of all times, returns by special request to don the famous coat for a Christmas Special at G-Live in Guildford from the 27 to 31 December.
 
Craig is absolutely delighted to be returning to the role of “Joseph” for a Christmas Special run between Boxing Day and New Years Eve in Guildford. The show was, and is a big part of his life and Craig holds a very dear place in his heart for “Joseph”.
 
Craig was known to millions from his success on the hugely popular BBC Saturday night series Any Dream Will Do, which searched the nation to find a Joseph to play the lead in the West End musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Craig fought off tens of thousands of hopefuls to make it into the TV final, eventually finishing up in fifth place and was subsequently offered the role of Joseph in 2007, a part he played with great success touring the UK . Since leaving the show in 2010 Craig has been kept busy with various hosting events, personal appearances, starring in Aladdin at Dunfermline, recording a new single “15 Minutes of Fame” which is about to be released, and most recently has joined up with a group of 4 other reality TV finalists to form the UK’s first celebrity pop group inspired by the songs from the worldwide TV phenomenon “Glee”. The group are just about to announce themselves officially to the UK after successfully impressing in events supporting Peter Andre, Lulu, and Scouting for Girls. The group are lined up for UK and International tours.
 
Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘AMAZING’, ‘SUPERB’, ‘WONDERFUL’ and ‘BRILLIANT’ production of TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
 
 This colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours 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.

Bill Kenwright, one of the most successful and prolific producers in British theatre today, (whose current hit West End shows include the renowned musicals Blood Brothers and Dreamboats and Petticoats), was on the expert panel of judges alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman.
 
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Directed by Bill Kenwright, Designed by Sean Cavanagh, Choreographed by Henry Metcalfe, Lighting designed by Mark Howett and Sound designed by Chris Full.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on tour 2011

When producer/director Bill Kenwright brings his renowned production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to theatre across the UK, audiences will undoubtedly recognize the young man in the leading role…
 
KEITH JACK was one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do. Watched by millions every Saturday night, the show was produced to find a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End production, and Keith, chosen from tens of thousands of wannabees, charmed audiences week after week with his vocal talents, finally coming in a close second. He went on to play the Narrator in the UK tour of Joseph and now returns for the 2010 tour in the lead role.
 
Keith has appeared as Aladdin in Aladdin at the King’s Theatre Glasgow, the title role in Peter Pan at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. Keith created the lead role of Charlie in the new musical Only the Brave, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Concerts include: Performing in front of her Majesty the Queen and the Spanish Royal Family at the ‘Parliament Picnic’, Choices for Life 2008 & 2009 playing to over 100,000 people and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday concert at Hyde Park.
 
Keith has released two albums. His debut was called ‘This Time’ and went into the Top 40. His most recent album ‘An Evening at the Musicals’ was released last year. Most recently he has been in New York recording the soundtrack for a film called ‘The Dreams of Kings’ which will be entered at the New York Film Festival
 
Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘AMAZING’, ‘SUPERB’, ‘WONDERFUL’ and ‘BRILLIANT’ production of TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
 
This colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours 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.
 
Bill Kenwright, one of the most successful and prolific producers in British theatre today, (whose current hit West End shows include the musicals Blood Brothers and Cabaret and acclaimed drama The Letter), was on the expert panel of judges alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman and is delighted that Keith  is taking on the leading role. Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Directed by Bill Kenwright, Designed by Sean Cavanagh, Choreographed by Henry Metcalfe, Lighting designed by Mark Howett and Sound designed by Chris Full

TOUR 2011 Dates
 
18 – 23 January       MAYFLOWER THEATRE SOUTHAMPTON
18 & 19 – 7.30pm; 20 – 2pm & 7.30pm;21- 5pm & 8pm; 22 – 2pm 5pm & 8pm; 23 2pm & 5.30pm
 
25 – 30 January MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE
Times tbc
 
1 – 5 February        HEXAGON READING
1 – 7.30pm; 2 & 3 – 2pm & 7.30pm; 4 5pm & 8pm; 5 1.30pm 4.30pm & 7.30pm
 
8 – 13 February       WIMBLEDON NEW THEATRE
Times tbc
 
15 – 20 February       PRESTON  CHARTER THEATRE
15 – 7.30pm; 16 & 17 – 2pm & 7.30pm; 18 – 7.30pm; 19 2pm & 7.30pm; 20 1pm & 5pm
 
22 – 27 February       BRISTOL HIPPODROME
22 – 7.30pm; 23/24 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 25 – 7.30pm; 26 – 2pm & 7.30pm; 27 – 2pm & 5pm
 
1 – 6 March       WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE
1 – 7.30pm; 2/3 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 4 – 5pm & 8pm; 5 – 2pm 5pm & 8pm; 6 – 1.30pm & 4.30pm
 
8 – 13 March        GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM
8 – 7.30pm;; 9/10 –  2.30pm & 7.30pm; 11 – 7.30pm; 12 – 2pm & 7.30pm; 13 – 2pm & 5pm
 
15 – 19 March        DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE      
15/16 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 17 – 1pm & 7.30pm; 18 – 3.30pm & 7.30pm; 19  1.30pm 4.30pm & 7.30pm     
 
22 – 26  March        LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
22 – 7.30pm; 23/24 – 2pm & 7.30pm; 25 – 5pm & 8pm; 26 – 2pm & 7.30pm
 
29 March – 3 April       LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
29 – 7.30pm; 30/31 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 1 – 7.30pm ; 2 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 3 2pm & 6pm
 
5 – 10 April       EASTBOURNE CONGRESS THEATRE
5 – 7.30pm; 6/7  – 2.30pm & 7.30pm;  8 – 7.30pm; 9 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm’ 10 – 2pm & 5pm
 
10 – 15 May        DUNSTABLE GROVE THEATRE
Times tbc
 
17 – 22 May        PRNCESS THEATRE TORQUAY
Times tbc
 
24 – 29 May       SWINDON WYVERN THEATRE
24 – 7.30pm; 25/26 2pm & 7.30pm; 27 -7.30pm; 28 – 2pm & 7.30pm; 29 – 1pm & 5pm         
 
21 – 26 June       BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
Times tbc
 
5 – 10 July        SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE
Times tbc

Joseph UK 2010 Tour is Coming… starring Keith Jack

Keith Jack will be playing Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s production of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for UK 2010 Tour.

Keith Jack was one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do. Watched by millions every Saturday night, the show was produced to find a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End production, and Keith, chosen from tens of thousands of wannabees, charmed audiences week after week with his vocal talents, finally coming in a close second. He went on to play the Narrator in the UK tour of Joseph and now returns for the 2010 tour in the lead role.
 
Keith has appeared as Aladdin in Aladdin at the King’s Theatre Glasgow, the title role in Peter Pan at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. Keith created the lead role of Charlie in the new musical Only the Brave, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Concerts include: Performing in front of her Majesty the Queen and the Spanish Royal Family at the ‘Parliament Picnic’, Choices for Life 2008 & 2009 playing to over 100,000 people and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday concert at Hyde Park.
 
Keith has released two albums. His debut was called ‘This Time’ and went into the Top 40. His most recent album ‘An Evening at the Musicals’ was released last year. Most recently he has been in New York recording the soundtrack for a film called ‘The Dreams of Kings’ which will be entered at the New York Film Festival
 
Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘AMAZING’, ‘SUPERB’, ‘WONDERFUL’ and ‘BRILLIANT’ production of TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
 
 This colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours 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.
 
Bill Kenwright, one of the most successful and prolific producers in British theatre today, (whose current hit West End shows include the musicals Blood Brothers and Cabaret and acclaimed drama The Letter), was on the expert panel of judges alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman and is delighted that Keith is taking on the leading role. Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Directed by Bill Kenwright, Designed by Sean Cavanagh, Choreographed by Henry Metcalfe, Lighting designed by Mark Howett and Sound designed by Chris Full.

Joseph on Tour with Craig Chalmers

JOSEPH IS COMING…AND IT’S CRAIG!

When producer/director Bill Kenwright brings his renowned production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to theatres across the country this spring (see full tour dates below commencing 13 April through to August) audiences will undoubtedly recognize the young man in the leading role…

CRAIG CHALMERS was one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do. Watched by millions every Saturday night, the show was produced to find a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End production, and Craig, chosen from tens of thousands of wannabees, charmed audiences week after week with his vocal talents, finishing in the top five.

Before Joseph, Edinburgh born Craig was a professional vocalist and entertainer. He was part of successful boyband ‘No Reason’ who enjoyed a top ten hit as well as performing at the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh and Hampden Stadium alongside Blue, McFly, Sugarbabes and Girls Aloud.

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘AMAZING’, ‘SUPERB’, ‘WONDERFUL’ and ‘BRILLIANT’ production of TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.

This colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours 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.

Bill Kenwright, one of the most successful and prolific producers in British theatre today, (whose current hit West End shows include the musicals Blood Brothers  and Cabaret and acclaimed drama The Letter), was on the expert panel of judges alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman and is delighted that Craig is taking on the leading role.

Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Directed by Bill Kenwright, Designed by Sean Cavanagh, Choreographed by Henry Metcalfe, Lighting designed by Mark Howett and Sound designed by Chris Full.

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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.