I have never seen Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (wow that’s a mouthful), so I didn’t really know what to expect. I mean of course I know the famous song “Any Dream Will Do” and that Philip Schofield very famously played the roll of Joseph and of course its Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice but I never actually got round to seeing it, so here I am at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley about to experience it for the first time.
When the show started there was a very long musical introduction that made me think that something had gone wrong, maybe it had, I don’t know but people were starting to look around confused, including me but then suddenly it was showtime and all was forgotten.
When those first few notes of Any Dream Will Do started a few of the audience members just couldn’t resist joining in with the aaaahaaa (I managed to stop myself but it was hard). I may not have seen this musical before but come on, everyone knows the aaaahaaaa’s?
Anyway, moving on, I didn’t realise that Joseph was a comedy musical?
It was fun and energetic but because I wasn’t expecting it, it took me a while to adjust to the silliness. I mean we had Elvis. But by the end I was up on my feet dancing and singing along with the rest of the audience, you couldn’t help but be swept along with the madness and the energy and the audience were loving it.
My favorite part funnily enough was not a funny part, it was when Joseph was in prison all alone and Jaymi Hensley (Joseph) starts singing. I was blown away and it made me want the musical to have a few more moments like this.
Joseph is over the top fun, a great night out for you and the family, with a great cast and classic songs and the very famous coat, you cant go wrong especially with Jaymi Hensley as the lead, his power house vocals stole the show for me and I would happily watch it again just for that.
All in all its worth a watch and if you know Joseph and have seen it before then it will not come as a surprise but if like me you haven’t, then remember to not take it seriously and just have fun.
I have nothing to compare this Joseph with so this my opinion on this particular show, its was fun, silly and colourful, the cast were great and the songs are classic. As I said earlier, it won me over in the end.
I feel that I might need to see this musical again. There was so much going on that I didn’t feel I could appreciate everything. I didn’t know what to expect so it threw me a little but now I know. I mean 15million tickets sold (estimated) for this UK Tour. That many people cant be wrong.
So go go go see Joseph!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the Hawth until Saturday 16th March 2019.
Buy tickets here: www.thehawth.co.uk/joseph
As always this is my opinion, I always encourage you to see things for yourself as we are all wonderfully different.
Have a great day!