Beloved musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat comes to Manchester next year

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 13th June 2024

One of the most beloved musicals of all time is stopping off here in Manchester as part of a major UK tour next year.

Fresh off-the-back of successful run down at The London Palladium, and just a couple of years since it played to packed-out crowds here in 2022, it’s just been announced this week that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat will be making its way back to Manchester next year, and will be taking over one of our city’s most iconic stages.

The sensational musical production was first staged all the way back in 1968, and is known for being the first major collaboration between theatre legends, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice.

On its way to becoming one of the world’s best-loved family musicals, the multi award-winning show has been performed hundreds of thousands of times – including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, as well as international tours in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Unfamiliar with the show?


Whether you can believe it or not, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat actually started out as a concept album based off a small-scale school show, before it grew into what we know today.

Told entirely through song with the help of the narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son, Joseph, who after being sold into hardship by his 11 brothers, tries to ingratiate himself with Egyptian noble, Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife.


While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.

The show features songs that have gone on to become musical theatre stapes, including ‘Any Dream Will Do’, ‘Close Every Door To Me’, ‘Jacob and Sons’, and ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph’.

This particular production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat that’s coming to Manchester in 2025 is produced and directed by acclaimed musical theatre duo, Michael Harrison and Laurence Connor.

It’ll be taking over one of our city’s most iconic stages early next year / Credit: Tristram Kenton (via Supplied)

Speaking ahead of the show’s return to our Manchester Opera House next year, producer Michael Harrison explained: “After two sensational runs at The London Palladium and a celebrated tour, which saw audiences up on their feet when we played in Manchester in 2022, I am delighted to bring Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat back to the Opera House next year.

“Few shows bring the generations together the way Joseph does, and we can’t wait to welcome audiences new and old to make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat will be on the Manchester Opera House stage from Wednesday 26 February – Sunday 9 March 2025, and tickets are set to go on general sale from as little as £15 each tomorrow (Friday 14 June) at 10am.

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Featured Image – Tristram Kenton (via Supplied)