Godspell at West End Musical Drive In
London theatre news: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Drive-in - London West End - Musicals
Sunday 4 October sees Godspell at West End Musical Drive In, combining an anniversary screening with live performances.
Image courtesy West End Musical Drive
On Sunday 4 October, West End Musical Drive In and Ginger Quiff Media will present Godspell in a concert screening which will be augmented with live performances.
Godspell is the work of renowned composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked; Pippin; The Prince of Egypt) which tells a series of parables leading up to the Passion of Christ.
Directed by award-winning Michael Strassen (Billy; Assassins) the screening has visuals filmed from the cast's homes and edited together with striking animations.
And there will be live performances from cast members Jodie Steele (SIX; Heathers), Danyl Johnson (The X Factor finalist), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina, The Musical; Our House), John Barr (The Story of Bart; Tommy), Sally Ann Triplett (Mamma Mia!; Viva Forever), Matthew Croke (Aladdin), and Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer: The Opera).
Starring alongside them (with onscreen performances) will be Darren Day (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago; Billy Elliot), Jenna Russell (The Bridges of Madison County; Fun Home), Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Natalie Green (The Prince of Egypt; Hair), Shekinah McFarlane (Six; Hair), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard; High Society), Lucy Williamson (The Fix; Judy & Liza), Ronald Brian (Beautiful,The Carol King Musical; Newsies), Jerome Bell (The Voice USA; Hairspray) and an ensemble from Italia Conti.
Chris Steward, Producer of West End Musical Drive In commented ...
"This incredible work drives home a message of hope and community at a time when it has never been more important.
We are proud to partner with Ginger Quiff Media to enable audiences to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Godspell and experience live theatre during these unprecedented times."
Thomas Hopkins of Ginger Quiff Media added ...
"We are thrilled to be able to share this wonderful concert once again, in a new form with stunning live performances."
The online concert raised a huge £13,638, which will be divided across three charities - Hope Mill Theatre, Acting For Others, and National AIDS Trust.
A percentage of the profits from this drive-in event will also be donated to these charities.
West End Musical Drive In
Troubadour Meridian Water
London N18 3QQ
Sunday 4 October
Tickets are priced from £65 and are available for cars and car-free options.
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