UNION J star Jaymi Hensley dons the world’s most colourful coat in his first ever major musical – coming to Leeds Grand.

Bill Kenwright’s legendary touring production of the sparkling biblical musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been a regular attraction in Leeds and Bradford for many years.

But fans will be particularly keen to see the new production, which is said to boast smart, updated choreography along with its new star.

Jaymi , a member of 2013’s BBC ‘British Breakthrough Band’ of the year, will don the coat and lead the all-singing, all-dancing company.

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).

He 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.”

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

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours, Joseph was the first of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals to be performed publicly.

It began life as a small scale show performed by schools, before expanding into the spectacular show that has been enjoyed an estimated 26 million people across the world.

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