Theatre managers are celebrating after securing their first West End production.
The acclaimed Bill Kenwright production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the first West End show to visit the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone for many years.
The newly-revived smash hit show, which features the songwriting skills of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, comes to the Folkestone theatre from Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 9.
Siobhan Thurgood from the Leas Cliff Hall said: "This is very exciting for Folkestone. It puts us on the map to have a West End show come to us.
"We have been able to show that we can get bigger productions on the stage, to change things around without changing the structure of the building, which is listed, so that we can accommodate a large scale West End show like this.
"Folkestone deserves this. It has so much going on in the arts and culture, with the harbour and the Creative Quarter. It is nice that we can bring that quality of production to the town."
The show is directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, one of the UK's most sought-after choreographers/directors and is a re-telling of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and a coat of many colours.
Casting has not yet been announced. The most recent tour starred Joe McElderry, with previous Josephs including Gareth Gates, Jason Donovan, Phillip Schofield and Donny Osmond.
The Folkestone dates are the only ones currently scheduled for the tour in Kent this year. To book tickets visit atgtickets.com/venues/leas-cliff-hall