Little stars set to shine in Joseph musical at Sunderland Empire alongside Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist Mark McMullan
Budding stage stars are set to shine when they join the cast of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the musical’s Sunderland tour dates.
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, Mark McMullan, dons Joseph’s coat of many colours when the hit musical returns to Sunderland Empire from February 18-22.
Joining him will be youngsters from Northern Star Theatre Arts stage school who’ve been chosen to form the children’s choir in the show for its Wearside dates.
Principal of the school, which is based at Sunderland College’s Bede Campus, Geri Feeney, said: “This is now the fourth time our theatre school has been chosen for this wonderful production.
“Previous shows have been at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle Theatre Royal and this is the second time at Sunderland Empire. Our students have been working hard in rehearsals. Some have taken part before, but for some this is the first time to have been given the opportunity to be involved.
“This is a wonderful achievement for a theatre school and we are proud that our hard work and dedication is showcased alongside a professional production.”
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, the show is full of toe-tapping tunes including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and more.
Leading man Mark, from Northern Ireland, floored the Britain’s Got Talent judges with his emotional rendition of Les Misérables’ Bring Him Home, which was dedicated to his brother Declan who suffers from Locked-in Syndrome.