I couldn’t close my eyes,
When they drew back the curtains (ahhh ahh ah),
I needed to see for certain (ahhh ah),
The musical I thought I knew.
I love going to the theatre, especially musical theatre. I have been going to see shows since I was a very young child (starting with pantomimes) and my love for shows have grown and grown. So, when I was asked to review Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Belgrade Theatre for the Coventry Bloggers I said ‘Is the Pharaoh Elvis?’. I realized she had never seen the show when she looked at me like I had grown an extra head, so I confirmed that yes I was happy to.
I was not disappointed. I thought that nobody could match my memories of Jason Donovan from the multiple times I watched the VHS version I had as a child. I was wrong, Mark McMullan was a fantastic Joseph with a powerful voice. The night I saw the show, the beautiful and talented Charlotte-Kate Warren performed as the narrator and did a fab job. All of the cast performed so well and the children in the choir really pulled me back to the version I remembered.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical that can be enjoyed by any age. It is not all serious with comedy thrown in to keep the flow, I can guarantee you will be humming the tunes to the songs all the way home. I really enjoyed the evening, but not just the performers need credit, those behind the scenes also made the night what it was. All the front of house staff were polite and extremely helpful which made the evening such an enjoyable experience.
If you would like to see the show yourself, you can book tickets online here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.