Jaymi Hensley is Joseph

Feb 8 2019 | By More

Dreamcoat role for Union J star

An excited Union J star Jaymi Hensley will be in the title role when the latest tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2019.

Bill Kenwright has additional new choreography from Gary Lloyd for his  latest production of the young Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  first public collaboration. It sets out next week, arriving in Edinburgh on March 19 for its only Scottish dates and ending up in Oxford in July.

Jaymi Hensley, Trina Hill and Andrew Geater who will star on the UK tour of Joseph.

Rice and Lloyd-Webber’s melding of biblical tale and hugely hummable tunes was musical theatre alchemy. It retells the Genesis story of Joseph, son of Jacob, his eleven brothers and the coat of many, many colours. It travels with young Joseph to Egypt where he sold as a slave but rises up to be an advisor to Pharaoh.

Hensley, who will be taking his first role in a major musical, rose to fame on the X Factor in 2012 when four-piece boy band Union J finished fourth on the show.

Union J went on to have a top ten album and a major UK tour and Hensley later appeared on a number of hit TV shows, including BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef.

Hensley will be joined on the tour by Trina Hill who will be reprising the role of the Narrator – which she played when Keith Jack first put on the coat of many colours at the Playhouse in 2010.


Andrew Geater will be taking on the role of Pharaoh, performed in the style of Elvis Presley, with his show-stopping numbers including Song of the King.

The Pharaoh scene from the 2016 tour. Pic: Mark Yeoman

Jaymi Hensley says “I cannot describe how excited and honoured I am to be stepping into the prestigious coloured coat.

“When I think of iconic roles in musical theatre Joseph was always one that I dreamt of playing growing up! And to finally say that I am going to play it is a “dream” come true! I cannot wait to meet all of the loyal Joseph Fans and bring you my take of this amazing dream role.”

Besides donning the famous sequence of coats of many colours, he will have the chance to perform such memorable songs as Any Dream Will Do and Pharaoh’s Dream Explained as well as Close Every Door To Me.

Hensley, Hill and Geater are joined by an ensemble of Henry Metcalfe, Amber Kennedy, Matt Jolly, Joshua Robinson, Callum Connolly, Alex Hetherington, Arthur Boan, Mikey Jay-Heath, George Beet, Lewis Asquith, Ed Tunningley, Corey Mitchell, Eve Norris, Gemma Pipe and Jamie Jukes.

Listings and links

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Edinburgh Playhouse 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March 2019
Evenings Tue – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri/Sat: 5pm & 8pm. Matinees Wed/Thurs: 2.30pm; Sat: 2pm.
Tickets and details: Book Here.

Joseph on tour 2019:
18 Feb – 02 Mar Windsor
Theatre Royal
01753 853 888 Book online
04 – 09 Mar Folkestone
Leas Cliff Hall
0844 871 3015 Book online
12 – 16 Mar Crawley
The Hawth
01293 553636 Book online
19 – 23 Mar Edinburgh
0844 871 3014 Book online
26 – 30 Mar Rhyl
01745 33 00 00 Book online
2 – 6 Apr Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
9 – 13 Apr Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
16 – 20 Apr Chester
01244 409 113 Book online
14 – 18 May Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
21 – 25 May Darlington
01325 405405 Book online
28 May – 01 Jun Blackpool
Winter Gardens
0844 856 1111 Book online
4 – 15 Jun Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
18 – 22 Jun Derby
Derby Theatre
01332 59 39 39 Book online
25 – 29 Jun Ipswich
01473 433100 Book online
2 – 13 July Birmingham
0844 338 5000 Book online
16 – 20 July Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online


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