News: Donny Osmond Returns To Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

February 21, 2024
News: Donny Osmond Returns To Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Donny Osmond is returning to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for a limited engagement this December. Donny will be kicking off the productions second UK Tour for 36 performances only in the Christmas season at the Edinburgh playhouse, his performances will be from the 3rd to the 29th December 2024.

The global entertainment icon and highly celebrated alumni star of Joseph, Donny Osmond will be making his first UK appearance in a stage version of the production to play ‘Pharoah’ in the iconic musical, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat concluded its tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2022, now it will be returning to the venue to mark the beginning of the new UK tour with further dates and venues to be announced. Presale begins today (21st February), with general sale tomorrow (22nd February) at 10am.

In an illustrious, six-decade-long career full of dazzling highlights one of Donny’s most notable appearances is his starring role as Joseph in the US and Canadian productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Donny made more than 2,000 performances in the titular role in the 90’s and his iconic depiction of the much-loved character was filmed in 1999. Filmed at Pinewood Studios the recording also starred Joan Collins, Richard Attenborough and Maria Freidman.

Most recently, Donny appeared in Michael Harrison’s iconic Pantoland at the Palladium, receiving accolades and stellar reviews for his turn as The Wizard of Pantomime.

Donny Osmond says of his return to the show: “I always knew I would return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Having starred as Joseph in over two thousand performances in this magical musical, I am now ready to channel my inner Elvis and assume the role of Pharaoh in Edinburgh starting this December.

Producer Michael Harrison adds: “Following the extraordinary reception the Edinburgh Playhouse and thousands of theatre fans gave Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the end of the 2022 tour, it made absolute sense to begin the new tour here and to ask Joseph royalty, Donny Osmond, to star as our festive season Pharaoh. Few shows bring the generations together the way Joseph does, and we are honoured to have an icon of the show join us to create a magical moment for families this Christmas, who will cherish the experience for years to come.

Released as a concept album in 1969 – ahead of its professional premiere taking place in the Scottish Capital in 1972 as part of that year’s Edinburgh International Festival programming – the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is directed by Laurence Connor.  JoAnn M Hunter is the show’s choreographer, set and costume design are by the award-winning Morgan Large with Ben Cracknell as Lighting Designer and Gareth Owen as Sound Designer.