It’s been announced that Jac Yarrow will take on the title role in the upcoming revival of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the London Palladium.
Yarrow, 21, is making his professional stage debut in the role. The Welsh actor is a recent graduate of ArtsEd where he recently led the cast of an acclaimed production of Disney’s NEWSIES.
Yarrow said: ‘I can’t quite believe it. Here I am, 21 years old, still at Drama School and come June I’ll be standing centre stage at the prestigious London Palladium, singing the iconic music and lyrics of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. My dream came true.’
Yarrow is joined in the cast by the previously announced Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovan, playing the Narrator and the Pharaoh respectively. Donovan returns to the Palladium having played the title role in JOSEPH there in 1991.
The brand new revival of JOSEPH is helmed by Laurence O’Connor, whose recent work includes SCHOOL OF ROCK and revivals of MISS SAIGON and LES MISÉRABLES. JOSEPH will feature choreography by JoAnn M Hunter, design by Morgan Large, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Gareth Owen.
The new production will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original concept album that released in 1969. JOSEPH would first be performed as a stage show in 1972, premiering at the Edinburgh International Festival in a production by the Young Vic Theatre Company. Since then, JOSEPH has gone on to be one of the most performed musicals around the globe performing in over 80 countries. It features iconic songs like ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’.
JOSEPH was last seen on the West End in 2007, starring Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead. It ran until 2009 after selling out its initial six month run in just three weeks. Before this, the same production ran at the London Palladium in 1991 in a now legendary production that saw Jason Donovan and Philip Schofield play the title role.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will run at the London Palladium from 27th June to 8th September. Tickets are on sale now.