9-14 May 2016
Reviewed by Darryl Ryznar
If you’re looking for a feel good family musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the perfect performance!
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry stars as the son of Jacob in this modern biblical tale, outcast by his own jealous brothers and sold to slavery, ending up as the Pharaoh of Egypt’s advisor. Narrated by none other than Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Lucy Kay, the musical is full of laugh out loud moments and catchy songs.
McElderry is wonderful and enthusiastic as Joseph and shone in numbers such as ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and was simply captivating when he sang the emotional ‘Close Every Door’ while Kay expertly wove the tale together hitting the high notes with ease! My personal favourite was Emilianos Stamatakis as Pharaoh – a comedic-Elvis style persona with plenty of hip-swaying… absolutely hilarious! A special mention must be made to the school choir too who were absolutely fantastic, especially in the gospel ‘Go, Go, Go Joesph’ – well done!
The overall stage layout was simple but with clever use of lighting and props (including a moving staircase for the scenes including Pharaoh) it was brought to life and as vivid and bold as the show tunes – absolutely stunning! I must nod to the costume department too – from the cheerleading / American football get up of the Pharaoh’s servants to the calypso style sleeves of Benjamin’s Calypso song – not to mention the gorgeous multi-coloured coat of Joesph which got bigger and more vivacious as the show went on, especially during the medley at the end!
The show is on for a limited number of nights in Glasgow’s King’s Theatre – close to all transport links including Underground, major bus routes and the M8, with on street and multi storey parking a stone’s throw away.
Overall; 5 stars for this fabulously flamboyant musical – a must see for musical fans in Glasgow, so I would highly recommend that you Go, Go, Go [see] Joesph!
Tickets cost from £17.90 to £50.90 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow until 14 May 2016. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 871 7648.
King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648