The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, is to present a new production of the divine smash hit musical – Godspell, from 16 May – 7 June.
This almighty celebration of friendship, loyalty and love is bursting with boundless energy and features a multi-talented cast – all members of cut to the chase…, the Queen’s professional resident company of actor-musicians. It’d be a sin to miss it!
From John and Judas to prophets and parables, Director Matt Devitt’s stylish urban-inspired production retells the timeless story of Jesus - as told in the Gospels - in a gloriously colourful way.
With music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz – the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer ofWicked - Godspell’s wonderfully uplifting soundtrack is jam-packed with soul-stirring pop, folk and rock hits such as Light of the World, Prepare Ye, Day by Day and many more. All music is played live on stage by the brilliant cut to the chase… company.
In a bid to inject more joy and energy into church congregations, creator John-Michael Tebelak originally wrote Godspell as part of a project in the drama department of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University. Since opening off-Broadway in 1971, it has been performed in thousands of shows on Broadway and in the West End, becoming one of the most popular and enduring musicals in modern history.
The cast includes cut to the chase… company members Ellie Rose Boswell, Patrick Burbridge,Georgina Field, Deborah Hewitt, Callum Hughes, Sam Kordbacheh, Megan Leigh Mason, Sean Needham, Sam Pay and Sarah Scowen.
Godspell is directed by Queen’s Theatre Associate Director Matt Devitt, with set and costume design byMark Walters, musical direction by Julian Littman, lighting design by Mark Dymock, sound design by Rick Clarke and choreography by Donna Berlin.
Godspell runs at the Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch from 16 May – 7 June. Tickets cost £12.50 - £26.50. Call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or book online at queens-theatre.co.uk