Twenty years ago I was lucky enough to be part of one of the Children's choirs that were part of the cast of the West End Production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget and I know gave me a lot of confidence in myself. This week I was able to take Top Ender to see the touring production of Joseph staring Any Dream will Do runner up Keith Jack at The Milton Keynes Theatre. I was thrilled to be able to take her to see this musical as it was such a big part of my life and childhood and I wanted tops to see it for the magic I knew it held.
Whilst it wasn't the production I remember, it was a great show, and as I sat in the audience I was transported back and received a couple of pokes to my ribs as Top Ender got fed up of me singing along, under my breath! There were a lot of children in the audience and they all seemed to be enjoying the show, if not singing along like the adults they were with, then they were clapping along or having a dance in their seats, especially in the megamix at the end.
It was at the end that we realised that Top Ender was wearing her own Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and so we sang the colours all the way home. I knew learning them twenty years ago would pay off in the future... you want me to sing it don't you? Okay here we go.
I think that there is something for everyone in this production and with the music being so familiar to most of the audience if this touring version comes to a theatre near you it would be a great family night out.
We received free tickets from Milton Keynes Theatre to see this production.