Joseph Peacock is presently taking up the problem of taking part in worldwide celebrity Donny Osmond within the new musical, The Osmonds. His different credit embody Younger Gideon in The Final Ship (US Tour), Bat Out Of Hell (London Coliseum, Dominion Theatre), Benjamin in Joseph And The Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Pete in Burnt Half Boys (The Park Theatre), Grease, and West Facet Story (The Manufacturing unit Playhouse).
Apart from his busy touring schedule, he managed to search out a while to inform us all about what life is like being an Osmond brother.
You’re taking part in the icon that’s Donny Osmond within the present, a person well-loved by many around the globe. Once you received the position, did you’re feeling any strain and the way do you’re feeling now you’re effectively into the run?
I’m so grateful to be taking part in Donny Osmond. There undoubtedly was an preliminary strain, as a result of he’s an icon. Not having lived by way of the time when the Osmonds had been at their peak, I underestimated how a lot love the followers nonetheless have for them, it’s superb. I simply need to have the ability to dwell as much as their expectations, and Donny set the bar fairly excessive!
There should be very completely different challenges that include taking part in an actual particular person, What sort of course of did you undergo to organize for the position?
I feel the principle one which involves thoughts is power. After I get on stage I could be a bit like a pocket rocket and I can’t assist myself. As I watched so many movies of the brothers performing it was clear that I may match the power that Donny had within the group.
We’ve seen the present and I’ve received to say, the vocals are insane but additionally extremely excessive! Every certainly one of you might be fantastic however the challenges of the present and touring should take its toll on you, how do you retain your self wholesome on tour?
Touring is tough. Particularly the present schedule, doing 8 reveals in 5 days. We attempt to take care of ourselves the very best we are able to. Nonetheless, the crew behind us actually assist with that. I’ve to say our good Dance Captain Aidan and our assistant Dance Captain Matt. They’re two of probably the most hard-working individuals in our firm, and each time ANYONE wants something from a Berroca to a therapeutic massage they’re there immediately! However the secret is to drink as a lot water as you probably can.
And the reactions from the viewers are insane for this present! Inform me in regards to the wildest ones you’ve skilled to date.
The Osmonds followers undoubtedly haven’t dissatisfied and it’s a riot most days, which I’ve beloved. There have been so many instances followers have gone that additional mile however one which sticks in my head is once we received a moderately massive pair of crimson frilly knickers chucked on stage, which at first I assumed was a banner of some form, nevertheless it definitely wasn’t!
My favorite place to date must be San Francisco once we had been there with The Final Ship. It felt like residence to me, it was loopy. The roads, homes, the views had been simply ridiculous. It actually broke my coronary heart when COVID hit and we needed to go away. However I consider I will probably be again there at some point.
And also you’ve been in one other fan favorite, Bat Out Of Hell. How do the followers of that evaluate to the followers of The Osmonds?
Bat Out Of Hell followers had been improbable. Nonetheless, nothing I’ve ever skilled in a musical or in any other case will come near the Osmonds followers. We regularly get a number of standing ovations throughout a present! The opposite day we had 4, In my expertise that doesn’t occur!
In case you needed to play any of the opposite Osmond brothers, which one wouldn’t it be?
I feel it must be Merrill. Ryan Anderson as Merrill is one thing I feel everybody must witness, the person is a machine. I’ve by no means heard a voice prefer it. He will get to sing such bangers and I feel I wish to have a go!
My plans for after the present are presently to let my physique heal and take a minute for myself!
And at last, in a single sentence, why ought to individuals come and see The Osmonds?
As a result of who wouldn’t need to expertise the Osmonds another time?