Joseph tour – Lucy Kay back as narrator

LucyKay6Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Lucy Kay will reunite with fellow TV talent show alumni Joe McElderry in Bill Kenwright’s touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from Tuesday 24 January.

The soprano who captured hearts as the runner-up in the 2014 season of BGT and went on to release best-selling albums and tour with Andrea Bocelli will return as narrator.

Kay will join the previously announced McElderry who returns in the title role a year after his critically acclaimed debut. He will don the ‘coat of many colours’ once more when the 2017 national tour opens at GLive in Guildford from 24-28 January.

The cast will also include Benjamin James-Ellis, a semi-finalist in the televised search for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, who went on to star in a European tour of Dirty Dancing, and in the West End run of Hairspray.

The cast is completed by Henry Metcalfe, Sallie-Beth Lawless, Matt Jolly, Darren Charles, Lloyd Green, Matthew McCabe, George Knapper, Michael Lapham, Michael Colbourne, Lewis Asquith, Richard J Hunt, Amana Jones, Will Breckin, Kevin Grogan and Gemma Pipe.

The 2017 edition of the tour in is due to play the New Wimbledon Theatre (31 January-4 February), Dartford’s Orchard Theatre (7-11 February), Hastings’ White Rock Theatre (14-18 February), Torquay’s Princess Theatre (21-25 February), Portsmouth New Theatre Royal (28 February-4 March), Windsor Theatre Royal (7-11 March), Edinburgh Playhouse (14-18 March), Malvern Festival Theatre (21-25 March), Shrewsbury’s Severn Theatre (28 March-1 April), Bradford Alhambra Theatre (4-8 April), Embassy Theatre, Skegness (11-15 April), Preston’s Charter Theatre (18-22 April), Nottingham Theatre Royal (25-29 April), Bristol Hippodrome (2-6 May), Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre (9-13 May), Truro Hall for Cornwall (16-20 May), Stockport’s Plaza Theatre (23-27 May), Londonderry’s Millennium Forum (30 May-3 June), Belfast Grand Opera House (6-10 June) and Cheltenham Everyman Theatre (13-17 June).

Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved musical is now in its 36th year.

Angela Thomas

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