Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat another one of the stage musical’s I have been waiting to see for sometime and now it is on tour so I got the chance to see it at the Theatre Royal Nottingham will it be Amazing or will it just be a washout.
Keith Jack played Joseph for the tour of the tour and I didn’t know anything about the story of Joseph even though it has been something I would enjoy seeing when in London never really got a chance to see it, so while it is here in Nottingham got myself a ticket , in a nut shell the story of Joseph was his fathers favorite out of all his 11 brothers and his father Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colours which Joseph loved but little to the surprise that the other brothers where jealous for their fathers preference over Joseph and that he was getting all the attention, Now Josephs dream of can come true that he would rule over them, so to stop this from happening the brothers had to get rid of Joseph and so they made out that Joseph had been killed upon returning home to Jacob with the coat of many colours which Jacob gave Joseph covered in blood but this wasn’t Josephs blood it was blood of a goat, the brothers had sold off Joseph to passing Ishmaelites to become their slave who would then take him to Egypt.
The brothers celebrate the fact that Joseph is gone, as for Joseph being a slave for Potiphar who was a Egyptian millionaire moving up the ranks showcasing what a quick learner he was above all the other slaves and servants which then lead Joseph to run Potiphar’s house, Mrs. Potiphar soon notices Joseph and makes passes towards him and by ripping his shirt and taking advantage of her power as well as blowing him a kiss , this was overheard by Potiphar which he then stormed in and finds the two together and by jumping to his own conclusions he throws Joseph in jail.
Joseph now in jail along with two other prisoners both former servants of the Pharaoh but who had strange and bizarre dreams, Joseph has to interpret them and tells that that one of you will return to their duties and service but as for the other cell-mate they would be executed the other prisoners overhead this and surrounded Joseph and told him to go after his dreams. The Butler who was once a inmate with Joseph tells Pharaoh (who is acted in the style of Elvis Presley) of the dreams that Joseph has which come true, the king orders Joseph to be brought to him so he can tell Joseph of his dream of his livestock being ruined, Joseph dreamed of better things to come for Pharaoh to stop this from happening.
Joseph became the most powerful man in Egypt making him only second to Pharaoh, the brothers of Joseph went to Egypt to beg and search of food little did they know the person they where dealing with was in fact Joseph, Joseph hands each other sacks of food but not known to the brothers Joseph plants a gold cup in the youngest brother Benjamin sack , as the brothers tried to leave Joseph stops and tells them someone has stolen from him and asks to empty their sacks of food, each brother did so with nothing inside until they got to Benjamin and it was revealed that Benjamin had the gold cup, the other brothers bed for mercy and offer themselves to be taken as prisoners and set Benjamin free with Joseph seeing the brothers selflessness, Joseph reveals himself with joy to his brothers returns home to be reunited with his father and of course his coat of many colours.
Funny moment was there was blow up sheep that didn’t blow up and just liked like a cushion had popped up from the stage soon the dancers would sort them out into sheep.
I really enjoyed it from start to finish and so did the crowd , glad I got to see it and if it toured Nottingham again I might just go along again !
What A Performance | A Feel Good Musical
Dragged a Little
What a performance ! A feel good musical 4 Stars
By James Jarvis