Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow will reprise their roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which returns to the London Palladium in 2020.
Donovan, famous for his portrayal Joseph in the 90s, returned to the show in 2019 as the hip swivelling Elvis inspired Pharaoh, whilst newcomer Jac Yarrow, fresh out of drama school played Joseph.
Jason Donovan said: “Following on from the success of this year’s awesome, reimagined version of Joseph, I’m delighted to be returning in the summer of 2020. This year was an absolute joy. Joseph has such a special connection with its audience and it has a huge emotional connection for me. Quite simply the show is pure musical magic.”
Donovan added ” to be able to lean on the past yet build something new for the role of Pharaoh is an opportunity that cannot be done just once, and for performer or audience member alike, it just doesn’t get much better than the Palladium experience.
Jac Yarrow commented: “Playing the iconic role of Joseph was what I thought was a once-in-a-life-time opportunity. When I was asked to step back into the Dreamcoat for a second time, I couldn’t quite believe it. I can’t wait to be back!”
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is based on the story of the coat of many colours from the Bible’s Book of Genesis and features numbers such as “Close Every Door”, “Benjamin Calypso” and “Any Dream Will Do”.
Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals over the last fifty years.
Full casting, including the role of the Narrator, played last year by Sheridan Smith, will be announced next year.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is booking from 2 July 2020 until 6 September 2020 at the London Palladium.