It has been announced that the Union J member will lead the cast as Joseph in the new UK tour of Bill Kenwright’s production.
Opening at the Theatre Royal Windsor on the 20th February, it has been confirmed that the cast for Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will be led by Jaymi Hensley.
Having risen to fame on the X Factor, and becoming a member of BBC ‘British Breakthrough Band’ of the year, Jaymi Hensley will be making his debut role in a major touring production. Talking about the news he said: “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! I cannot wait to meet all of the loyal Joseph Fans and bring you my take of this amazing dream
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.
The tour dates for the production are as follows:
Wed 20th Feb – Sat 2nd Mar Theatre Royal Windsor
Tues 5th – Sat 9 th Mar Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Tues 12th – Sat 16th Mar The Hawth, Crawley
Tues 19th – Sat 23rd Mar Edinburgh Playhouse
Tues 26th – Sat 30th Mar Pavilion Rhyl
Tues 2nd – Sat 6 th Apr Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tues 9th – Sat 13th Apr Milton Keynes Theatre
Tues 16th – Sat 20th April Chester Storyhouse
Tues 14th – Sat 18th May Wales Millennium Centre
Tues 21st – Sat 25th May Darlington Hippodrome
Tues 28th May – Sat 1 st June Blackpool Opera House
Tues 4th – Sat 15th June Leeds Grand Theatre
Tues 18th – Sat 22nd June Derby Theatre
Tues 25th – Sat 29th June Ipswich Regent Theatre
Tues 2nd – Sat 13th July Birmingham Hippodrome
Tues 16th – Sat 20th July New Theatre Oxford
The creative team for the production includes original choreography by Henry Metcalfe with additional choreography by Gary Lloyd, set design by Sean Cavanagh, sound design by Dan Samson and lighting design by Nick Richings.