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Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat

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First staging of the new production outside the UK

It's taken 30 years to return to Australia and after two triumphant seasons at The London Palladium, the sensational brand new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will come direct to Australia opening at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne on 18 November 2022. Melbourne's opening will be the first staging of this newly reimagined production outside of the UK.

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London Palladium cast. Photo:Tristram Kenton

Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world's most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of times in over 80 countries worldwide. The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre classics, including Any Dream Will Do Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There's One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.

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London Palladium Cast. Photo: Tristram Kenton

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 eleven brothers. 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.

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London Palladium Cast. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Stars who have previously played the title character include Jason Donovan, Phillip Schofield, Lee Mead, Joe McElderry, David Dixon and Donny Osmond. This production will enchant newcomers and longstanding fans alike in the year that marks thirty years since Joseph last played Australia.
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Why? A classic musical that's taken 30 years to return
Where: Regent Theatre Melbourne
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Can definitely recommend. Such a fun show.
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