Sheridan Smith will play the narrator in the forthcoming West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, it has been announced.
Smith is the first lead cast member announced for the production, which begins performances at the London Palladium in June.
She last appeared on stage in Funny Girl, in the West End and on tour, for which she was nominated for an Olivier award in 2017. She previously won two Oliviers for Legally Blonde and Flare Path.
Further casting for the show is yet to be announced.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical will be directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography by JoAnn M Hunter.
Design is by Morgan Large, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Gareth Owen.
Joseph runs for 11 weeks from June 29, with press night on July 11. It is produced by Michael Harrison.