REVIEW: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Punching in at just under two hours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was a happy mess of good times. The biblical story shows Joseph as his father’s favourite and the youngest of 12 brothers. His father, Jacob, gifted him a colourful coat and in a jealous rage his siblings turn on him and sell him into slavery. The brothers then faked Joseph’s death to their father while Joseph is taken to Egypt.

The show jumps from jazz to country, western to rock ‘n roll, even some classic Broadway numbers hit centre stage. I’ve never seen the show and my school didn’t choose it for any of our plays, however I quickly discovered that EVERYONE else around me did. Whispering to each other what parts they played when they were eight-years-old and of course singing along to every… single… song.

If you are looking for a show with a wild array of music and hilarious characters, look no further. This Lunchbox Theatrical Production is currently in NZ and has been “reinvented for a new generation” showcasing stunning sets, digital projections, LED sneakers and ANGELS ON HOVERBOARDS. Angels on flipping hoverboards!!!

The only downfall was the strange appearance of Donald Trump on an Air Force One. What the heck was that about?

This was saved by the performances of Jonathan Roxmouth as Pharaoh, who stole the spotlight of the entire show and was pretty much Elvis Presley and I am the biggest Elvis fan, and secondly Earl Gregory as Joseph. I’m pretty sure I saw ALL of his teeth, that man has the biggest smile I have ever seen.

If you saw this play when you were younger or have never heard of it – either way, you’ll definitely be going home singing “Go Go Go Joseph”.