X Factor Joe back on stage in the North East

Joe McElderry and Lucy Kay in a scene from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Joe McElderry and Lucy Kay in a scene from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry returns to the North East this week in his critically-acclaimed title role in the show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Joe will be sporting the dazzling coat of many colours in the UK’s longest running musical, which has sold an estimated 20million since its inception almost 35 years ago, at the Sunderland Empire tonight (Tuesday) until Saturday.

Joe McElderry as Joseph

Joe McElderry as Joseph

He is joined by Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Kay as the Narrator, who leads the audience through the show.

This vibrant, exciting retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his 11 brothers and the colourful coat sings out to young and old alike with a score which is crammed with hits, including Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

• Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at Sunderland Empire from today (May 31) to Saturday (June 4). There are two shows tomorrow (2.30pm and 7.30pm), Thursday (2.30pm and 7.30pm), and Friday (5pm and 8pm), and three shows on Saturday (2pm, 5pm and 8pm). Tickets, priced from £17.40, are available online or by calling 0844 871 3022.

Lucy Kay as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Lucy Kay as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Joe McElderry is Joseph at the Sunderland Empire.

Joe McElderry is Joseph at the Sunderland Empire.

Joe McElderry in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Joe McElderry in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

A scene from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

A scene from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.