Jaymi Hensley stars as Joseph this June

Union J star Jaymi Hensley stars in Bill Kenwright's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Derby Theatre this June. 

Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling and phenomenally popular family musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is currently on a national tour and will be stopping off to play at Derby Theatre for five dates only from Tuesday 18 until Saturday 22 June.   

Jaymi Hensley, a member of 2013’s BBC ‘British Breakthrough Band’ of the year, will don the Technicolor Dreamcoat and lead the company in his first role in a major musical. Having risen to fame on The X Factor, Union J went on to have a top ten album and a major UK tour and Jaymi later appeared on a number of hit TV shows, including Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One).

Jaymi Hensley said: 
“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.”

Re-telling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the first of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world. 

Full of life and colour, the magical musical features unforgettable and timeless songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons and Close Every Door To Me. 

Joining Jaymi to complete the cast are: Lewis Asquith, George Beet, Arthur Boan, Callum Connolly, Andrew Geater, Alex Hetherington, Trina Hill, Mikey Jay-Heath, Matt Jolly, Jamie Jukes, Amber Kennedy, Henry Metcalfe, Corey Mitchell, Eve Norris, Gemma Pipe, Joshua Robinson and Ed Tunningley.