Sheridan Smith has busy winning acclaim for her television work, but the Olivier Award-winning actress’ performances onstage have always been popular too (not least in the musicals Legally Blonde and Funny Girl). This summer she returns to the West End to play The Narrator in the brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Now we just have to find out who her Joseph will be?
Sheridan Smith will play The Narrator in the re-imagined production which will play a strictly limited 11-week season from 27 June to 8 September 2019 (press Night is 11 July).
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor whose 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.
Connor will be joined on the creative team by choreographer JoAnn M Hunter, Morgan Large who will design the set and costumes, lighting designer Ben Cracknell and sound designer Gareth Owen.
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’.