Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat has revealed its lead casting.

Jaymi Hensley from Union J

Jaymi Hensley, a member of band Union J, will star as the lead character in the tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat.

Jaymi Hensley, a member of 2013’s BBC ‘British Breakthrough Band’ of the year, will don the Technicolor Dreamcoat and lead the company in his first role in a major musical.

Having risen to fame on The X Factor, Union J went on to have a top ten album and a major UK tour and Jaymi later appeared on a number of TV shows, including Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One).

Jaymi Hensley commented: “I cannot describe how excited and honoured I am to be stepping into the prestigious coloured coat! When I think of iconic roles in musical theatre, Joseph was always one that I dreamt of playing growing up. And to finally say that I am going to play it is a “dream” come true!”

The tour will open at Theatre Royal Windsor on 20th February and is currently set to tour until July.

About Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been seen by an estimated 26 million people.

Full of life and colour, the musical features songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons and Close Every Door To Me.

Tour dates

  • · Theatre Royal Windsor: 20th Feb – 2nd March
  • · Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone: 5th – 9th March
  • · The Hawth, Crawley: 12th –16th March
  • · Edinburgh Playhouse: 19th – 23rd March
  • · Pavilion Rhyl: 26th – 30th March
  • · Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne: 2nd – 6th Apr
  • · Milton Keynes Theatre: 9th –13th Apr
  • · Chester Storyhouse: 16th – 20th April
  • · Wales Millennium Centre: 14th – 18th May
  • · Darlington Hippodrome: 21st – 25th May
  • · Blackpool Opera House: 28th May – 1st June
  • · Leeds Grand Theatre: 4th –15th June
  • · Derby Theatre: 18th – 22nd June
  • · Ipswich Regent Theatre: 25th – 29th June
  • · Birmingham Hippodrome: 2nd – 13th July
  • · New Theatre Oxford: 16th – 20th July

GTOs should contact their chosen theatres for details on group booking.

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