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Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
23 October 2007 ~ 17:22On Friday night, my mum & I went to see ĎJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoatí at The Adelphi Theatre in Londonís West End. This new production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Riceís biblical musical stars Lee Mead, winner of the BBC TV show ĎAny Dream Will Do,í in which TV viewers voted for their preferred Joseph from a group of hopefuls.
I have to say, Iíd never seen Joseph before so I had nothing to compare it to, but I do think it was the best musical Iíve ever been to. And Iíve been to some good ones. Lee Mead IS Joseph, itís like he was born to play the role. The production was slick yet tongue-in-cheek (multicoloured sheep, talking snakes and camels and a corn-on-the-cob dispensing fruit machine etc). My mumís favourite part, and a bit we werenít expecting, was Dean Collinsonís wonderfully camp Elvis-inspired Pharaoh. In fact all the cast were marvellous, there were plenty of encores without the show seeming too long (yes I love theatre but some are so long your bottom gets numb on those cheap seats, lol) and all-in-all a jolly good romp. I hope to go and see it again!