Runner-up in BBC’s ‘Search for a Joseph’ now plays lead at Norwich Theatre Royal

The runner-up in BBC TV's Search for a Joseph has succeeded in taking on the lead role in a UK tour which visits Norwich Theatre Royal later this year.

Keith Jack was chosen from tens of thousands of wannabees to star in Any Dream Will Do – the Saturday night prime-time search for a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new West End production, finishing up as runner-up to Lee Mead.

And now he is finally taking on the lead role in a UK tour of the show which plays at Norwich Theatre Royal from August 30 to September 3.

One of the most popular finalists in the show charming audiences week after week with his vocal technique, he went on to play the Narrator in the UK tour before finally winning the lead role. As well as Joseph, he has also appeared in a number of pantomimes, created the lead role in the new musical Only The Brave, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performed in front of the Queen and the Spanish Royal Family at the Parliament Picnic, and performed in front of more than 100,000 people in major concerts.

He has also released two albums – the first called This Time went straight into the Top 40 – and has also recorded the soundtrack for a new movie called The Dreams of Kings which will be entered into the New York Film Festival.

He heads a cast of top stage performers in the retelling of the Biblical story about Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours in a show packed with musical hits including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: 'Joseph is always a firm favourite with Norwich audiences and the addition of the highly talented Keith Jack will only add to this. This will be a fantastic chance to enjoy a West End favourite packed with a host of popular songs right on the doorstep and promises to be a superb family night out.'

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For more info or tickets, call 01603 630000 or book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk.

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