BAFTA and Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith to star as The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.
Following her acclaimed stage performances in Legally Blonde and Funny Girl, Sheridan Smith will return to the West End in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.
Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru! The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.
Sheridan is a firm audience favourite having starred in the TV series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and playing British icon Cilla Black in the ITV drama Cilla. Shewridan’sa stage credits include Into The Woods (Donmar Warehouse), Little Shop Of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre) and Funny Girl (West End and National Tour).
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor. Laurence’s credits include the acclaimed London production of School of Rock and the Tony-Award nominated production on Broadway, the recent London productions of Miss Saigon and Chess, the international arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and he is also the Co-Director of the new version of Les Misérables which has enjoyed worldwide success including Broadway, UK and US tours.
Laurence will be joined on the creative team by Choreographer JoAnn M Hunter (who has 20 Broadway shows to her credit, including School of Rock and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), the award-winning Morgan Large who will design the set and costumes, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell and Sound Designer Gareth Owen.
The production will play a strictly limited 11-week season from Thursday 27 June 2019.