X Factor double bill star in Kenwright’s Joseph

B4Bv2xFIYAARm2t.jpg-largeGet ready for double the X Factor and double the fun this April as Marcus Collins joins fellow X-contestant Lloyd Daniels for 2015 in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Marcus will step into the role of Narrator alongside Lloyd’s Joseph for the tour which arrives in Chesterfield on April 14.

Marcus, who was mentored by Take That star Gary Barlow, finished as runner-up on The X Factor 2011, pipped to the post by winners Little Mix. But despite just missing out on the top spot, he went on to have chart success with a Top Ten self-titled debut album, and a hit single; a cover of The White Stripes hit Seven Nation Army.

Stage success also beckoned and in 2013 he joined the cast of Hairspray playing the role of Seaweed Stubbs. And then back in the studio under a new record label for his second album.

He’s recently been on a world tour performing in The West End Men, and played 14 sold-out shows. Marcus also had the honour of being invited by the British Consulate and Chinese Embassy to perform at a special gala at the end of the tour, following in the footsteps of other top Brit artists including Adele.

After a successful 2014 tour wowing the crowds across the UK with his musical theatre debut, Lloyd Daniels reprises his role as Joseph for the 2015 tour. Lloyd became the X Factor’s youngest contestant in the 2009 series and got to the final five out of 250,000 contestants to perform in front of 10 million TV viewers. Since then he has performed to sold-out arenas on a 56 date X Factor tour and released popular single Suburbian Girl.

The show also sees the welcome return of Matt Lapinskas who will be donning his Elvis outfit once more to reprise the role of the Pharaoh. Best known for playing Anthony Moon in BBC’s EastEnders, Matt was also runner up in the penultimate series of Dancing on Ice. He joined the Joseph cast in 2014 for the UK, making his first musical theatre role.

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

The Bill Kenwright production will be coming the Winding Wheel from April 14-19 and there will be evening performances as well as a number of matinees. Tickets are priced £25-31.50 and concessions and

group discounts are available. Tickets can be booked through the Chesterfield Theatres Box Office by calling 01246 345 222 or visiting http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.