Alexandra Burke will join Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with performances due to begin at the London Palladium on 1st July.
Alexandra Burke, who is best-known for winning The X-Factor in 2008, will star as the Narrator in the show. Her many other West End credits include lead roles in The Bodyguard, Sister Act and Chicago.
Jason Donovan returns to the part of Pharaoh and Jac Yarrow will play Joseph again, following his 2019 professional stage debut in the role.
Donovan was originally in the show in the 1990s as Joseph - an 18-month run which produced a No.1 single and best-selling album.
Producer Michael Harrison, said: “The legendary song says ‘Any Dream Will Do’, but my dream for the past 12 months has been to bring our smash hit production of Joseph back to its spiritual home, The London Palladium. I’m thrilled that dream will soon become a reality.
“There is no better show than Joseph to unite audiences and bring joy and happiness to the West End this summer. The London Palladium is a very special theatre and Joseph is a very special musical. We have a brilliant cast ready to get back on stage and an army of theatre makers ready to return to the jobs they miss so much.”
The production will begin live performances on Thursday 1st July, after the proposed “Step Four” in the Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions, and therefore is planning to accommodate full-capacity audiences in accordance with the intended lifting of all limits on social contact.
About the show
Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his 11 brothers.
After being sold into hardship 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 Pharaoh to help.
As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.