Wednesday, February 6

Jaymi Hensley from Union J to lead cast in new Joseph tour

Jaymi Hensley, from X Factor boyband Union J is to play the lead role in Bill Kenwright's new touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 20th February with Gary Lloyd providing some new choreography. He will be joined by Trina Hill/ Narrator, Andrew Geater/ Pharaoh,  Henry Metcalfe/Jacob with brothers Joshua Robinson, Callum Connolly, Alex Hetherington, Arthur Boan, Matt Jolly, Mikey Jay-Heath, George Beet, Lewis Asquith. Ed Tunningley and Corey Mitchell and handmaidens Amber Kennedy, Eve Norris and Gemma Pipe

This will be Jaymi's  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. Jaymi later appeared on a number of hit TV shows, including BBC1's Celebrity Masterchef.

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!"

Casting for the new summer production at The London Palladium is to be announced.

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