The production was due to begin performances at the London Palladium in July.
Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group have today announced new dates for the return of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the musical will defer its return to the West End by exactly twelve months. Performances will now begin at the London Palladium on Thursday 1st July 2021 and will play for a strictly limited ten week season until the 5th September 2021.
It was also confirmed that Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan will reprise their roles in the production when it opens.
All those with tickets will be moved to the same seats for the equivalent performance next year. Those with tickets do not need to do anything as the point of purchases will be in touch soon to confirm the new date of booking. Public booking will reopen on the 19th June.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “The team and I are working hard behind the scenes to get the world’s most beloved theatre The London Palladium open and entertaining audiences this Autumn. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find a safe route to provide access both backstage and front of house. I am delighted that Joseph will be back on The London Palladium stage next Summer.”
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.
The production is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M Hunter, design by Morgan Large, lighting from Ben Cracknell and sound from Gareth Owen.
For more information visit: https://www.josephthemusical.com/