From the West End to Weston

PUBLISHED: 10:58 01 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:43 01 October 2015

Credit Mark Yeoman

Credit Mark Yeoman

Copyright Mark Yeoman 2013

AFTER bringing in huge-name productions Blood Brothers, Avenue Q and Footloose, The Playhouse has now secured another West End show to appear in Weston-super-Mare.

The theatre will be bringing one of the nation’s most-loved musicals, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, to the seaside town.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry is getting ready to don the dazzling coat of many colours as he steps in the title role of the UK’s longest-running musical. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be Joe’s first major theatrical appearance following a one-off West End performance as the lead in The Who’s Tommy in 2012.

Bill Kenwright’s production of this sparkling family musical has gained sensational reviews and standing ovations at every performance since its inception almost 35 years ago.

This vibrant retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours has a score which is crammed with hits, including Jacob And Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

General manager of The Playhouse Mark Thompson said: “We are delighted to be following up this October’s Blood Brothers with another phenomenal musical partnership with Bill Kenwright Limited as the wonderful Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives here in February.

“The landslide is changing and the reputation of The Playhouse on touring circuits is growing very quickly, firmly putting Weston on the theatre map. Joseph is and has always been my ultimate goal in the wish list of productions to bring to Weston and I’m delighted that Bill Kenwright has entrusted us with this show. It’s a show that is rightfully celebrated by generation after generation.

“Given our limited capacity here at The Playhouse I advise those who wish to attend to book early to avoid disappointment. Both The Mousetrap and Blood Brothers have sold very quickly and with Joseph joining us in the half term holidays we expect performances to fill very quickly. If that wasn’t enough, we have both the huge national tours of Footloose and Avenue Q arriving in 2016 both produced by West End producers Sell-a-Door further building on our ambitions of the West End to Weston.”

Joseph will arrive at The Playhouse on February 15 next year and run for eight shows. Tickets will go on sale in the next week and will be available from the box office on 01934 645544 or via www.theplayhouse.co.uk

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