This week, nonstopmama caught Ian ‘H from STEPS’ Watkins in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - which has just kicked off on a new, regional tour – at the Bournemouth Pavilion (always fab for a family show if you’re on the south coast in the summer hols!).
It’s such a classic musical, and ‘H’ and the cast did a fantastic job in a non-stop couple of hours of all singing and dancing, technicolour awesomeness!
Whilst the setting and costumes are definitely more Vegas than Sunday School production – including an (extraordinary, it has to be said) Elvis impersonator and Joseph entering stage left on a glittering, gold motorbike – the performance and sheer energy of the whole cast was super-impressive (the Narrator, played by Jennifer Potts, is pretty much constantly on stage, from dramatic start to finish).
There’s an encore to end all encores, with ‘H’ – clearly having the. Best. Time – and the cast pretty much bringing the house down and getting everyone on their feet …
The show runs at the Bournemouth Pavilion until this Saturday, 24 August.
Full Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat UK tour dates here and more info and to book at BIC here!