Guide Awards 2013 Best Professional Production: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Jon Richardson 'Old Man'. Picture by Andy Hollingworth

REVIEW: Jon Richardson at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

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If there was one show that left audiences with smiles on their faces in 2013, it was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The Bill Kenwright theatre group brought its version of the timeless musical to the Kings Theatre in August, playing to a full house and securing The Guide’s Best Professional Production award.

Sandra Smith and David Cooper, general manager of the Kings, accept the award on behalf of the Bill Kenwright theatre group.

Sandra Smith and David Cooper, general manager of the Kings, accept the award on behalf of the Bill Kenwright theatre group.

News reviewer James George said of the show: ‘The talent on stage zings.

‘Jennifer Potts as the narrator sings bell-clear, with no dodgy transition from chest to head-voice.

‘At times she was a little quiet, but these days that’s more the fault of the sound engineer than the performer.

‘As Joseph, Rob Wilshaw is personable and sings nicely.

Kings head of promotions Sandra Smith accepted the award on behalf of the Bill Kenwright theatre group.

Sandra said the musical was a hit with adults and children alike.

‘It was a very exciting production. It was full of colour and music and there was a lot of audience participation as well.

‘Lots of people know the songs and they absolutely loved every minute of it.’

Joseph was originally performed in the 1970s and underwent a popular revival in the ’90s.

The show’s timeless tunes included Entr’acte, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.