Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

London theatre news: Thursday 14 March 2019

Casting - London West End - Musicals

Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium to star as the Pharaoh in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium

Image courtesy LW Theatres

Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group have today announced that Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium to star as Pharaoh in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The musical will play a limited 11-week season at the Palladium from Thursday 27 June.

Mr Donovan made his defining stage performance as the title character of Joseph in the 1990s, also at the London Palladium, in a sold-out 18-month run which produced a No.1 single and best-selling soundtrack album.

It remains one of the most successful revivals of all time.

Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith cast in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Photo: Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith

This time round, Mr Donovan will play Pharaoh, who rocks 'Song of the King' in the iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, joining Sheridan Smith who will play The Narrator.

Casting for the role of Joseph and other cast members is to be announced soon.

Mr Donovan commented ...

"You never know the measure of a moment until it becomes a memory, and what a moment that was for me.

Joseph was a ground breaker in 1991, and what a blast it will be to be back on the prestigious Palladium stage and be part of it all again with a brand new cast in this re-imagined 2019 production.

I'm looking forward to breathing new life into Pharaoh and I'm so relieved he doesn't wear a loin cloth!"

Show listing information


After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar's wife.

While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh.

As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt's famine, he becomes Pharaoh's right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.


Jac Yarrow - Joseph

Sheridan Smith - The Narrator

Jason Donovan - Pharaoh

Richard Carson - Reuben

Michael Pickering - Simeon

Jack Wilcox - Brother

James Ballantyne - Brother

Joshua Steel - Brother

Femi Akinfolarin - Brother

Carl Spencer - Brother

Vanessa Fisher - Wife

Casey Al-Shaqsy - Wife

Emily Ann Potter - Wife

Thalia Burt - Wife

Harriet Samuel Gray - Wife

Kelsie-Rae Marshall - Wife

Georgina Parkinson - Wife

Hannah Taylor - Wife

Michael Cortez - Guard

Matt Krzan - Guard

Ahmed Hamad - Swing

Matthew Rowland - Swing

Blythe Jandoo - Swing

Lydia Bannister - Swing & Dance Captain


Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist: Tim Rice
Director: Laurence Connor


London Palladium
Argyll Street


From: Thursday 27 June 2019

Closed: Sunday 8 September 2019


Standard: From £26


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