Godspell
by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak , 3-13 April 2013


WE ARE THE COMMUNITY
WE ARE THE 99%
WE ARE THE CHILDREN

When two childhood friends meet through chance reunion an old plan is rekindled and a movement born. Their manifesto is simple: LOVE! On the steps of St Paul’s they gather around them a bunch of renegades from the ever-eclectic city and rediscover the magical power of stories long forgotten from childhood. By none other than creativity and song this mismatched community brings colour to the dead streets of London and, day by day, attempts to build a beautiful city.

But when tensions awaken amongst the leadership, questions are asked which could split the community apart. Are the people we loved as children still the people we know today or has destiny led us down separate paths?

Some children grow up and destroy the world…
…some children grow up and save it!

Conceived and originally directed by the late John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Prince of Egypt), Sedos’s radical new production of Godspell comes to the Bridewell Theatre this Easter from 3-13 April.

Godspell is a fun-filled family show which will draw out the inner child in even the most hardened of adult hearts.

This production of Godspell embraces the themes of the community to become as fair, sustainable and ecologically friendly as possible.


Reviews

“This is quite simply the best amateur production I have ever seen... Jesus skateboards around the stage singing to ukulele playing masked ‘Anonymous’ members is one jaw-dropping highlight... Any director worth their salt would be proud of what Stanex and choreographer Kimberley Barker have achieved.”
Front Row Dress

“Pulses with unflagging energy... two hours of entertaining, well-paced musical theatre... The slickly professional movement work is a great credit to choreographer Kimberly Barker and really shows how a company of the calibre of Sedos can seriously blur the difference between professional and amateur work.”
Sardines (the UK's professional magazine for amateur theatre)

“This production confounds expectations on every level.”
The Public Reviews

 

Teaser Trailer



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Cast

JESUS - Joe Penny
JOHN-JUDAS - Dan Geller

COMMUNITY
Adrian Hau
Ally Demicoli
Amy Syed
Anthony Hagan
Doug Colling
Edward John Mann
Fran Rafferty
Heather Jones

Jess Nesling
Shannon McDonough
Skyla Loureda

CITY
Eamonn McKevitt
Jason Mackey
Jessica Walters
Kate Weiler
Katie Godlesh
Mimi Kroll


Director: Robert J. Stanex
Musical director: David Griffiths
Choreographer: Kimberly Barker
Assistant director and producer: Dawn Harrison-Wallace
Producer: Hanna Osmolska
Stage manager and technical producer: Laura Graham-Matheson


Godspell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak

The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

3-13 April 2013 at 7.30pm, Saturday matinées at 2.30pm

Tickets: £16 (concessions £13.50) unless otherwise stated (no booking fee), see below for special performances. Cash only on the door. Buy 10 tickets and get a 10% discount.


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Opening Show Tree Grow, Wednesday 3 April, 7.30pm
Buy a ticket for the opening night and we will plant 5 trees with the Ripple Charity.

Fairtrade Matinée Tea, Saturday 6 and 13 April, 2.30pm
Guests will receive a free tea or coffee plus a piece of cake before the show.

Performance Tent Café, Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£17.50 concessions). Ticket includes a complimentary drink, programme and the chance to perform at the open mic night event in the performance tent.

Charity Night, Wednesday 10 April, 7.30pm
50% of all ticket sales go to the Angel Shed, the Sedos Charity of the Year.

Friday Gala Night, 12 April, 7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£17.50 concessions). Ticket includes a complimentary drink and a programme.


Concession: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.

Ticket Collection
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved. Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.


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