A technicolor tale

PUBLISHED: 11:30 11 February 2011 | UPDATED: 09:28 14 February 2011




WHEN producer and director Bill Kenwright brings his renowned production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to The Bristol Hippodrome this month, audiences will undoubtedly recognise the young man in the leading role.

Keith Jack was one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do.

Watched by millions every Saturday night, the show was produced to find a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End production and Keith, chosen from tens of thousands of wannabees, charmed audiences week after week with his vocal talents, finally coming in a close second.

He went on to play the narrator in the UK tour of Joseph and returns for the 2011 tour in the lead role

Keith has appeared as Aladdin at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow and as the title role in Peter Pan at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.

He created the lead role of Charlie in the new musical Only the Brave, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival took to the stage in front of the Queen and the Spanish Royal Family at the Parliament Picnic, as well as in Choices for Life 2008 and 2009 and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s birthday concert at Hyde Park.

Keith has released two albums. His debut was called This Time and went into the top 40 and his most recent An Evening at the Musicals was released last year.

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the colourful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his 11 brothers and the famous coat sings out to young and old alike with a score which is wall to wall hits including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

Bill Kenwright, one of the most successful and prolific producers in British theatre today, whose current hit West End shows include the musicals Blood Brothers and Cabaret and acclaimed drama The Letter, was on the expert panel of judges alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman and is delighted that Keith is taking on the leading role.

The production will be staged at The Bristol Hippodrome from February 22-27.

Tickets, priced £13-27, are available from www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk

n The Times has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a family ticket to see the show at 7.30pm on February 24.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: What is the name of the son who first owns the coat of many colours?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Joseph Competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by February 18.

Alternatively, log on to www.northsomersettimes.co.uk to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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