Joseph Comes to Reading
With a crash-of-drums-and-a-flash-of-light X Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels will make his musical theatre debut in the title role of the UK’s longest running musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The youngest contestant in 2009’s competition, Daniels got to the final 5 out of 250,000 entrants and performed in front of 10 million TV viewers. Since then he has performed to sold out arenas on a 56 date X Factor tour and released popular single ‘Suburban Girl’. Danielle Hope captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Now, following a hugely successful year as Eponine in Les Misérables in London’s West End she will join the cast of Joseph as Narrator. Matt Lapinskas will play Pharaoh in his first musical theatre role. Famed for playing Anthony Moon in EastEnders, Matt was also runner up in the penultimate series of Dancing on Ice. This colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours sings out to young and old alike with a score which is crammed wall to wall with hits – including Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do. Having garnered sensational reviews and standing ovations at every performance since its inception almost 35 years ago, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical has now sold an estimated 15 million tickets and is a show not to be missed! See it at the Hexagon, Reading, 9-13 September.