REVIEW: Technicolour treat comes to Buxton

A scene from the family West End musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is coming to Buxton Opera House next month. Photo contributed.
A scene from the family West End musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is coming to Buxton Opera House next month. Photo contributed.

FROM the opening note of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, it was easy to forget the cold October night outside.

The much-loved musical burst onto the stage at Buxton Opera House on Tuesday, bringing with it a dazzling array of colour and warmth.

Telling the story of Jacob and his 12 sons, Keith Jack, runner-up in the BBC TV talent search Any Dream Will Do, takes on the title role and brings an endearing cheekiness to the part.

Narrator Lauren Ingram’s powerful vocals effortlessly guide the audience from Joseph’s life at home with his father and brothers, to his incarceration and then success in Egypt.

Luke Jasztal’s Pharaoh is also highly entertaining.

Joseph is a powerful tale, but is interspersed with humour throughout, which makes it an appeal to all ages.

Packed full of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s trademark uplifting and memorable songs, not least the ever popular Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat provides a welcome respite from the cold, wet and miserable autumn evenings.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Buxton Opera House until Saturday.

For show times and tickets, visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or call 0845 127 2190.

LB