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7 February 2011
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Introducing: Chris Barton

From: Ormskirk
Age: 20
Occupation: Student

Why should you be Joseph?
The first show I ever saw, when I was four was Joseph. I remember sitting on the edge of my seat without blinking the whole way through. I grew up on the music and knew Joseph was my dream role. To be given a chance to play him is an opportunity of a lifetime. I think I'd bring a new, fun and fresh energy to the character.

Career highlight so far?
Well, I'm in my last year at College still so haven't really experienced a career. But the first professional job I had was as a dancer in 'The Wizard of Oz' when I was in my first year at College. Being a part of a big company was brilliant, and getting paid to do what I love was even better.

Dream role?
My dream role? God there's so many I'd love to play! I supposed it'd have to be Rusty in 'Starlight Express'. Again it was a show I grew up on, and I love the music, and skating around looks brilliant.

Favourite song?
I have such a wide selection of music I like, from Mcfly to musical theatre. I love all funky house too. I couldn't pick a favourite, honestly.

I love going out with friends and having a good time. I have a passion for music so love playing the piano (not that I can read music). I like swimming and going to the cinema. I love live theatre and if I could go to see a show every night, I would. Driving my car in the summer with the music full blast and the windows down is fun too, and no I don't have a soft top.

Previous Experience
Chris is currently studying a National Diploma in Musical Theatre at Liverpool Theatre College. He has performed as a dancer in the local pantos 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Cinderella'.

Show Times

Don't forget to watch When Joseph Met Maria, Christmas Eve at 7pm, BBC One and Joseph: The Winner's Story, Saturday 29th December at 5pm, BBC One

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