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NEWS: Union J star returns to Birmingham...in technicolor!

Following rave reviews playing the title role in Birmingham Hippodrome’s spectacular pantomime, Union J star, Jaymi Hensley, will return to the theatre later this year to lead the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Hensley will don the Technicolor Dreamcoat and lead the company in his first role in a major musical. The classic production comes to the Hurst Street venue from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 13th July 2019 with tickets on sale now.

Having risen to fame on The X Factor, Union J went on to have a top ten album and a major UK tour and Jaymi later appeared on a number of hit TV shows, including Celebrity Masterchef. Commenting on his upcoming role, Jaymi said:#

“I cannot describe how excited and honoured I am to be stepping into the prestigious coloured coat! When I think of iconic roles in musical theatre, Joseph was always one that I dreamt of playing growing up!

Joe McElderry in the title role during a previous UK tour

"To finally say that I am going to play it is a “dream” come true! I cannot wait to meet all of the loyal Joseph Fans and bring you my take on this amazing role.”

Full of life and colour, the magical musical features unforgettable and timeless songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, and Close Every Door.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals to be performed publicly.  Seen by an estimated 26 million people, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 13th July 2019, for tickets visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call the box office on 0844 338 5000.

Joe McElderry in the title role during a previous UK tour

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