The Britain’s Got Talent finalist will make his musical theatre debut in Bill Kenwright’s production which is touring the UK.
Having first come to the public’s attention as a Britain’s Got talent finalist, it has been confirmed that Mark McMullen will be making his musical theatre debut in Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical beginning at the Doncaster Dome for a three-week Christmas season, before continuing its tour into 2020.
Prior to competing on Britain’s Got Talent, Mark had given up on his dream of being a singer in favour of becoming an architect, to ensure that he could be around to support and care for his beloved brother who suffered a cardiac arrest at the age of nineteen resulting in long-term brain damage and now lives with the devastating effects of Locked-in Syndrome.
Talking about the news Mark said: “Being cast as Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s record-breaking production is absolutely amazing! I grew up performing musical theatre and it really helped me find my voice as a singer and gave me the drive to pursue my passion. Unfortunately, due to my brother’s illness, my hopes of making a career as a performer had to be put on hold – until my appearance on Britain’s Got Talent changed everything for me. Joseph is the role that I have always wanted to play and now I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do so at theatres all around the country. The Dreamcoat really is making my dreams come true!”
As well as being directed and produced by Bill Kenwright, the production’s creative team includes: original choreography by Henry Metcalfe, additional new choreography by Gary Lloyd, set designs by Sean Cavanagh, sound design by Dan Samson and lighting by Nick Richings. Further casting for the production has yet to be announced.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues to tour the UK. For more information visit: https://www.kenwright.com/portfolio/joseph-and-the-technicolor-dreamcoat/