Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Marcus Collins pulls out of Joseph Tour

Marcus Collins has pulled out of the 2015 UK Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The former X Factor finalist was due to star as the Narrator from 3rd February. The production will continue to star Lloyd Daniels as Joseph and Matthew Lapinskas as Pharaoh.

A statement from Bill Kenwright's team reads: "We have been advised by his agent that Marcus Collins has withdrawn from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Marcus was contracted to appear from 3rd February up to 6th June 2015, but he did not show up for rehearsals and then subsequently withdrew altogether. Without ever performing. No reason has been given by Marcus or his management. As this is an ongoing matter, no further comment is available at this time."

When questioned about performing ten shows a week during a recent interview with West End Frame, Collins said: "We’re going to have to have a little look at that and see how we can make it the best for everyone. It’s a very gruelling schedule and a very full on show. I’ve got a lot to do and it’s a very big sing, it’s going to be an interesting one but we’ll deal with that when we come to it."

Collins also withdrew from the Hairspray UK Tour in 2013 after performing the role of Seaweed Stubbs for several months. He also told West End Frame he would like to star as Lola in the West End premiere of Kinky Boots. 

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