Yesterday, Liam and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. We weren’t going to be doing anything but then I was offered tickets to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat at the New Theatre. I’ve known all the songs since primary school – singing Any Dream Will Do in assemblies and overemphasising that ‘aahh aahh’ bits and swaying with my friends – but I’d never seen the show. We saw the Lion King on our wedding night in London so seeing another show on our anniversary was a perfect way to celebrate and we’re thinking of making it an annual thing.
We recently visited the New Theatre, situated on Broadway, Peterborough, when we went along to see The Wizard of Oz last month. This time we were sat in a different area so had a different but equally good view of the show.
Mark McMullan had big shoes to fill stepping into a role previously portrayed by Jason Donavon and Phillip Schofield but the former ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist (who won the BGT viewers hearts with a song dedicated to his brother Declan) certainly didn’t hold back. His absolutely superb voice and acting were astounding. He blew me away.
The other 11 brothers were played by a wonderful cast that was clearly enjoying the show as much as the audience. Their enthusiasm was contagious and every single member of the cast from the brothers to Jacob, to the narrator, Joseph the choir and everyone in between, was fully deserving of the standing ovation. The entire audience was up on their feet at the end, singing and clapping along. The atmosphere was electric!
The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical comprises of a complete mishmash of musical genres, bright colours and clever lighting and even an Elvis Pharoah, it was totally not what I expected it to be – but I loved EVERY second of it!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is showing multiple times a day at the New Theatre until this Sunday 12th Jan but do make sure you book tickets to avoid disappointment, as the room was absolutely full! You can get tickets here – https://www.newtheatre-peterborough.com/events/joseph-and-the-technicolor-dreamcoat/