Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’s original, Olivier Award-nominated narrator Linzi Hateley is set to join critically acclaimed rising star Jac Yarrow as he leads the cast of the iconic musical at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen June 28 – July 2, 2022.

Having reprised her celebrated role as narrator at the London Palladium this summer, Olivier Award-nominee Linzi Hateley will make a special appearance alongside Jac Yarrow in Aberdeen as he prepares to don the famous coat in the titular role in this sensational new production.

Linzi Hateley is an Olivier Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner who has starred on Broadway, in the West End, with the RSC, and at the National Theatre. She now returns to the role of the narrator, having first starred in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1991 opposite Jason Donovan and Phillip Schofield at the London Palladium–for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Jac Yarrow caused a sensation when he made his professional stage debut playing Joseph, following in the footsteps of a line of stars who have previously played the title character. His portrayal of Joseph won him unanimous acclaim and an Olivier Award nomination, with his rendition of ‘Close Every Door To Me’ regularly stopping the show with standing ovations.

Aberdeen Performing Arts chief executive, Jane Spiers said: “Linzi is a Joseph legend so to have her in Aberdeen as part of this production is incredible. Jac is a real rising star, and with these two at the helm this production will delight long-time fans and newcomers alike.”

Producer Michael Harrison says of today’s announcement: “After two sensational runs at The London Palladium, I am delighted to bring this joyous show to His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen next summer as Joseph prepares to unite audiences and spread happiness across the UK. Jac Yarrow has wowed audiences and critics with his spectacular debut and I am delighted to reveal that Linzi Hateley is confirmed to return to her role as Narrator when we perform in Aberdeen having delivered a delightful dose of nostalgia to audiences at special performances of Joseph at the London Palladium this summer. GO! GO! GO! JOSEPH!"

Audiences and critics were unanimous in their acclaim for the legendary musical-the first major collaboration by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber–when it returned to the London Palladium in 2019 and again in 2021.

Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru!

The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph. Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into hardship by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.

Tickets are on sale now and available from ww.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.