TWO local theatre companies have united to put on a production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technocolour Dreamcoat at the Palace Theatre in Redditch.
It’s being staged by Wythall Theatre Company in partnership with Dynamik Theatre to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.
Co-incidentally this is also Wythall Theatre Company’s 60th anniversary year so the show, from Wednesday October 24 to Saturday, October 27, will be a double celebration.
They promise to give this family Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours the full rock and roll treatment, bringing it alive through its upbeat and much loved score.
The tale of course, is familiar, if given a little top spin by messrs Rice and Webber; Joseph, the favourite son of Jacob is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future.
Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers after his father buys him a coat of many colours, Joseph finds himself in Egypt which challenges and tests him right to the core.
After many owners and a spell behind bars he rises to become second-in-command to the ‘Elvis-like’ Pharaoh after successfully interpreting his worrying dreams.
Aimed at all ages with guaranteed fun throughout, tickets are £17 / £13 (£56 family) in person from the box office or on 01527 65203 or buy online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk