Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is loosely based on the bible story. Joseph is given a dazzling coat of many colours by his father Jacob. Driven by jealousy for their father’s seeming favouritism, Joseph’s 11 brothers take him to Egypt and sell him into a life of slavery. Things continue to look bleak for Joseph when he ends up in jail but it is his unusual talent for interpreting dreams that is his ticket to a better life when he is called upon to analyse the dreams of the great Pharoah. Impressed by Joseph’s predictions, Pharoah promotes Joseph to be his right-hand man. The songs cover a myriad of musical styles from rock ‘n’ roll and honky tonk through to calypso and country & western. Great numbers include the moving Close Every Door to the upbeat Any Dream Will Do. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice struck lucky as schoolboys when they put together Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as a short school play. They later developed it with more songs and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been touring regularly.