Fact 5 – that’s right, Joseph started here

The Young Vic staged the world’s first performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in 1972, directed by our then Artistic Director Frank Dunlop.

Presented by the Young Vic Theatre Company, the tour started off at the Edinburgh International Festival in August and September, then moved to Youung Vic in October and Roundhouse in November. It was the 2nd musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (first being The Likes of Us which wasn’t actually staged until 2005).

Who did it feature? Gary Bond as Joseph, Peter Reeves as the narrator and Gordon Waller as Pharoah. View of a photo of the original cast here >>

The production was then recorded for an LP released on the RSO label in 1972!

May I return to the beginning
The light is dimming, and the dream is too
The world and I, we are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do

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