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25 Sep to 10 Oct 2021

Ye Old Rose and Crown

Based on stories and parables from the Gospel of Matthew, follows the last week of Jesus' life prior to his crucifixion.
Godspell at the Ye Old Rose and Crown

Image courtesy CR8TRACT

Show details


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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53 Hoe Street
London E17 4SA

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Location map for Ye Old Rose and Crown


Previews from:Saturday 25 September 2021

Closes:Sunday 10 October 2021

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed




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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


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