We love to try new things at Hull What’s On. Ultimately, we want to support as many events as possible going on around the 2017 UK City of Culture. We plan to share our new experiences with you on our blog. This week, we went to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Spa Bridlington.
When you think of East Yorkshire, you probably don’t think of any association with New York’s Broadway or London’s West End.
Well this week, one of the world’s biggest musicals from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, has stopped off in our region as part of its current UK tour. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is has been going for over 40 years; performed by famous entertainers such as Jason Donavan and Philip Schofield. It’s historical but yet timeless as its latest reincarnation brings fun and moments of laughter to entertain a new generation.
The show has many similarities to that of the East Yorkshire venue it’s featuring at until this Saturday. Having been significantly refurbished back in 2006, this gem on the coast still retains its original architecture while catering to a modern audience with comfortable and roomy theatre seats and great views. It’s not like most traditional theatres because of it, but yet still keeps that feeling and atmosphere.
Like The Spa, Joseph has also been modernised, with new young stars taken from the X-Factor, and punches of fun such as the appearance of “the king” Elvis (played by Matt Lapinski) as the Pharoah. The young X-Factor finalist, Lloyd Daniels as Joseph is a superb casting, bringing energy and a great voice to the role. A few years after her own finals appearance on X-Factor, Amelia Lily seems to enjoy the stage as the shows singing narrator – and with a few years of the West End behind her, she’s lost all traces of her ‘borough accent.
Joseph is one of those musicals you just have to see at some point in your life, and until Saturday, you have a chance to grab some tickets at around half the price of when it’s on in London. Plus you’ll be seeing it at one of the finest venues on the east coast.
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