Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Darlington Hippodrome Review (Ad)

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Lily and I had a brilliant evening watching the marvellous cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat on Tuesday. A production that had the audience enthraled from the get-go.  I’ve never known time go so quickly at the theatre as it did last night, with this fast-paced, family-friendly musical.

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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s great family musical Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is touring once again and we are lucky enough to have  Darlington’s Hippodrome host Bill Kenwright’s ‘ production from Tuesday 21st May to Saturday 25th May. You can get your tickets here.

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Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go, Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more. You can’t help but sit toe-tapping and having little bit of a sing-along!

With the only pitfall being self-inflating sheep who fail to rise to the occasion early in the evening the talented cast more than make up for it! A live band and choir alongside stand out vocals from Trina Hill who plays the Narrator and Jaymi Hensley as Joseph makes for a captivating evening of entertainment.  Trina and Jaymi both equally hold the audiences gaze effortlessly and perform impeccably throughout.

Then there is the brilliant dance choreography, the brothers will surprise and delight you! The whole cast brings the stage to life in so many other ways throughout, with many laugh out loud moments.

It was a feast for the eyes as the stage is adorned with lavish decoration throughout the evening, leading up to a magnificent explosion of colour with the amazing technicolour coat. The cast finishes the evening with an energetic encore with the audience on their feet dancing, clapping along and rapturous applause.

Lily Aged 10 – ‘It was amazing so colourful and fun, I loved it!’

If you live for musicals you will love Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

I did catch a glimpse of a child enthusiastically bouncing around through the crowd (literally must have been jumping), clearly having the best evening which really made me smile, the joy was beaming from her whilst her eyes fixed on the stage!

Lily was not so energetic and when I questioned her lack of jumping around this morning, apparently, it was due to me being so embarrassing when I’m dancing, she’s probably right! My eldest has clearly grown up and no longer finds her mum cool! Alas, we still had a great night out and I’m sure I’ve still earned some mum points for taking her along to indulge in her love of musicals and watch this fantastic, joyful production of Joseph.






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