Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Theatre Royal Windsor (
Genius, pure genius.

Bill Kenwright is jamming them in at Windsor's Theatre Royal with a mesmerising adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat which will have you singing and dancing all the way home.
This adored Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber favourite is simply sensational with a new vibrancy and take on this marvellous musical.
With brilliant Bill directing this latest outing, Britain's busiest impresario and Theatre Royal owner has brought in a cracking fresh feel to this dream of a musical.
We all know the songs, but with a live band, some of the best stage voices you will hear anywhere in the UK and some busting  moves to new choreography by Gary Lloyd, it's a smash hit.
This is a dream you'll want to remember in the morning.
Trina Hill has the most wonderful vocal talent, as has the entire cast. As Narrator she opens the show by introducing Joseph, the dreamer, his father and his 12 sons.
Jacob has given Joseph, his youngest and favourite son, a multi-coloured coat of which his brothers are envious. Their jealousy mounts as Joseph's dreams, from which he will profit, lead them to try to kill him, but they change their minds and sell him as a slave into Egypt and tell their father he was killed by a wild animal.The brothers' and wives' Hoedown is a 'hoot and a holla' as they celebrate Joseph's going, as is the twist on later numbers with Gospel and '20s Chicago-style gangster overlays.Frankly, this Joseph is a joy.As Joseph languishes in an Egyptian cell he interprets fellow prisoners' dreams and in the second half is brought before the mighty Pharaoh to work out his own drastic dream of the country's future famine and helps him prepare to deal with it, becoming Pharaoh's right hand man.
Meanwhile, Joseph’s family back home is struggling due to the famine, with his brothers regretting what they did to him and how they lied to their father. They travel to Egypt and later discover their brother and all is saved.
Joseph wears his coloured coat again as Any Dream Will Do rings around the audience.
Jaymi Hensely (boy band Union J in X Factor) as Joseph is just superb. Powerful and resonant tones underline a great stage voice.
The sons in ensemble are excellent, as are the wives and children adorning a great set by designer Sean Cavanagh.
I loved it all as we sang, danced and clapped from one number to the next. I have reviewed Joseph five times now around the country over the decades, but this is a big breakout from the norm.
This is a brand-spanking Biblical belter.
However, Andrew Geater, for me, stole the show. Hensley is undoubtedly the star as Joseph, but he would be basking in a half light without this truly sensational cast.
And with Geater as Pharaoh - played with verve and unnerving realism as Elvis Presley, complete with hair quiff and iconic white rhinestone one-piece as the 'king' - his quality as a performer shone out.
This is an amazing Joseph so don't daydream, ditch the tellybox and colour yourself happy with a joyous night of song and dance down at the 'Royal'.
Joseph and the Amazing Techincolour Dreamcoat, Theatre Royal Windsor, until Saturday, March 2. Box office: 01753 853888 or