GO GO GO JAYMI!
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fascinating musical is back on the road and, has arrived in Cardiff.
The show follows Joseph, the favourite son of Jacob, after his eleven brothers sell him as a slave due to their jealousy of him receiving a technicoloured coat from Jacob. What follows is a rollercoaster of colourful dreams, leaving Joseph battling for his freedom.
This time around, the sensational Jaymi Hensley (from former X Factor band, Union J) got to wear the coat and, to say that he was simply outstanding would not do him justice. One has to experience the pure delight of his live vocals in order to appreciate his incredible talent.
The role of the narrator was played by Trina Hill, which was again a delight. She really oozed personality and her powerful vocals left an impact on the audience. It was quite interesting to see that the children on stage were fixated on her throughout the show, which is something I have not picked upon from previous productions. She really was captivating due to her presence and impressive vocal ability.
The role of Pharaoh is inspired by the king of rock ‘n roll himself, Elvis and, is very capably portrayed by larger than life chracter Andrew Geater. The audience loved his rendition of Elvis and WOW he could really move!
The stage is lit up with colour and fabulous costumes from start to finish. I was astounded by the sheer opulence of the set and it really made a huge impact on the audience and really added to the grandeur of this sensational show.
Having seen this show four times previously, I was quite apprehensive to see whether this production had something else to offer. It certainly did, and in my opinion, that was due to Jaymi’s pure class vocals. He defined the show from start to finish. In previous productions, I have seen the likes of Joe McElderry taking the main role (which was also incredible), but Jaymi left no stone unturned and took total control of the whole show. At times, one could describe his voice as being operatic, which was very impressive when experiencing his mellow and soft moments in other songs – terrific indeed.
The show is playing in the Millennium Centre until 18|05|19 and I would really urge everyone to go – just to experience the incredible vocals of Jaymi. 50 years on, and the show remains to please audiences across the UK. It really is a sheer delightful experience.
YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS BY CALLING 029-2063-6464 OR BY VISITING https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat/