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25 Sep to 10 Oct 2021
Ye Old Rose and Crown
Image courtesy CR8TRACT
GODSPELL, based on stories and parables from the Gospel of Matthew, follows the last week of Jesus' life prior to his crucifixion as he tries to teach a lost community of disciples the concept of trust, pure love, compassion and friendship in order to build a brighter future.
Known for its incredible upbeat rock and Gospel score by Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Rags, Pippin and Children of Eden) and featuring such songs as 'Day by Day', 'All Good Gifts' and 'Beautiful City', this newly revised version of Godspell was originally the collaborative creation of a group of Carnegie Mellon University students led by director and original writer John-Michael Tebelak in the early 1970s before becoming a critically acclaimed world phenomenon with productions on and off Broadway, in London, Canada, Australia, Mexico City and recently Brazil.
The musical was released as a movie in 1973 starring Victor Garber as Jesus and David Haskell as Judas/John the Baptist.
It has also enjoyed much success Off-West End with notable productions playing at the Union Theatre and, again, at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre nine years ago.
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Godspell is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. and supplied by Music Theatre International, New York.
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London E17 4SA
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Sunday - 3-30pm
Author: John-Michael Tebelak
Composer: Stephen Schwartz
Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz (new lyrics)
Director: Brendan Matthew
Musical direction: Benjamin Levy
Choreography: Laura Hyde & Connor Lewis
Lighting: Matthew Swithinbank
Sound: Daniel Mawson
Production: Brendan Matthew, Laurel Dougall, Laura Hyde & Jim Shields; CR8TRACT