Joseph star Chris Kayson can’t wait for Waterside home town show

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Aylesbury-lad Chris Kayson learns every part in the show
  • Compiles a ‘swing bible’ to help him remember all the roles
  • Can’t wait to perform in front of family and friends

A multi-talented theatre star, who learns the roles of every cast member is looking forward to performing in his home town.

Chris Kayson, who grew up in Haydon Hill will appear in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Waterside from March 31.

I’m really looking forward to spending time in Aylesbury and playing for my family and friends

Chris Kayson

And Mr Kayson possibly has the hardest role in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production, as a swing, he learns every male character’s part, and stands in on an understudy basis to cover sickness or breaks.

He said: “There are 11 brothers in the show and I know every role, and their father Jacob.

“Then, if anyone gets injured or sick I step in.

“We have quite a short rehearsal process, but I’ve made what swings call a bible which has all the choreography in.

“It’s great though, we do ten shows a week and because I know so many different parts it’s very varied.”

Mr Kayson, 29, attended Sir Henry Floyd and learned jazz, tap and ballet at Theatre Coach and Susan Diane School Of Dance in Aylesbury.

He moved to London two years ago, and also went to work on cruise ships 
travelling to 80 countries during his review show tour.

Before doing Joseph Mr Kayson performed in the touring production of Annie in New Zealand, alongside TV star Sue Pollard.

But he says that he is especially excited to play at the Waterside Theatre, so that his friends and family can come along to watch.

He said: “It’s so exciting, I’ve never performed at the theatre before but it is a 
lovely big space.

“I’m really looking forward to spending time in Aylesbury and playing for my family and friends, it’s going to be brilliant.”