X Factor favourite Joe McElderry will once again wear the world’s most famous coat in the UK’s longest running musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
The 2017 national tour kicks off at GLive, Guildford in January while local theatre goers will see him take the Millennium Forum stage from Tuesday 30th May 2017 when the smash hit musical.
Joe’s title-role debut in the 2016 production of Joseph was his first major theatrical appearance – and his performance was met with 5* reviews and standing ovations up and down the country.
He was just 18 when he came to the nation’s attention as he won the sixth series of ‘The X Factor’ having beaten off fierce competition from Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon after being mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole.
Joe soared to number one on the UK Singles Charts with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb and his debut album Wide Awake went straight in at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. He has since gone on to have two more Top 10 albums, and he became the first X Factor star to release four albums.
Having garnered sensational reviews and standing ovations at every performance since its inception over 36 years ago, Bill Kenwright’s‘amazing’, ‘superb’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family musical has now sold an estimated 20 million tickets.
This vibrant and exciting retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours sings out to young and old alike with a score which is crammed wall to wall with hits, including Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do