Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: The Cast
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return to the London Palladium in 2020. While the full casting of Joseph at the Palladium in 2020 is unknown, we can’t wait to see two stars return to the show! Book your tickets now for what’s set to be an exciting production! In the meantime, why not vote for your favourite actor to have ever played Joseph.
Joseph: The Cast
Who is Jac Yarrow?
Jac Yarrow returns to the West End to reprise his role as Joseph at the Palladium. He made his professional stage debut in the title role at the London Palladium this summer. Fresh out of drama school, Jac starred in productions of Newsies and Once on this Island while training, but Joseph marks the start of his West End career.
Who is Jason Donovan?
Jason Donovan returned to the West End to play the Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and he’ll do the same again in 2020! The Australian actor made his West End debut in 1991, playing the titular role in Joseph at the Palladium, opposite Linzi Hateley as the Narrator. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for best actor in a musical, and also had a UK number one single with “Any Dream Will Do”. Since Joseph, he has starred in West End productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium was completed by:
Sheridan Smith played the role of the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a role that was performed by Linzi Hateley in the 1991 production at the Palladium. Over her performing career, Smith has starred in numerous shows across stage and screen, and is perhaps best known for starring as Rudi in Gavin and Stacey opposite fellow West End star James Corden. After appearing in television series The Royle Family and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Smith made her West End debut as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Winning her first Olivier Award for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Smith’s theatre career grew, going on to star in Hedda Gabler, Flare Path and Funny Girl. Her theatre and television performances crossed over in the ITV biographical drama Cilla, with Smith portraying Liverpudlian songstress and presenter Cilla Black in her early career.
The adult cast was completed by Richard Carson, Michael Pickering, Jack Wilcox, James Ballantyne, Joshua Steel, Femi Akinfolarin, Carl Spencer, Vanessa Fisher, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Emily Ann Potter, Thalia Burt, Harriet Samuel Gray, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Georgina Parkinson, Hannah Taylor, Michael Cortez, Matt Krzan, Ahmed Hamad, Matthew Rowland, Blythe Jandoo, and Lydia Bannister.
The rotating children’s cast featured Rihana Akhtar, Mia Byers, Angel Clark, Aoife Connelly, Oliver Crouch, Jacob Dennison, Anna De Oliviera, Tilly Doherty, Nessa Eriksson, Dara Gleeson, Sean Gordon, Maci Hughes, Isabelle Jones, Dino Karakostas, Jamie Kenly, Jaxon Knopf, Olivia Leask, Olivia McNulty, Indiphile Mbonzongwana, Jack Meredith, Chloe Muldowny, Keanna-Skye O’Quinn, Regan Parker, Devon Pomeroy, Etienne Ragoo, Olivia Seagrove, Tom Skoines, Nina Stevenson, Jandice Stewart, Mia Walsh, Luca Willemburg and Sacha Yarwood.
What did critics say about Joseph?
“A jaunty sense of fun permeates director Laurence Connor’s constantly inventive new vision for the show, which is mostly a steamroller of pure joy and comic delights.”