Today I went to see the touring production of Joseph at Norwich Theatre Royal. Had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although I would not give it top marks.
This is probably because I have been spoilt by the excellent production we have on video of this version. (Well worth getting this, even if you just borrow it from a library and I am NOT a Donny Osmond fan but this cast is excellent).
Joseph was played by Craig Chalmers, who apparently came fifth in BBC’s Any Dream Will Do – I can see why he didn’t win.
Don’t get me wrong, I really did enjoy it, but there did not seem to be any chemistry or interaction between players on stage, and the performances lacked emotion, except for the truly exceptional encores/finale(s)…. if only they had put as much effort into the rest of the show.