THE LIFE of Christ is told 70s style as Leamington’s Loft Theatre presents Godspell.
The iconic rock musical opened off Broadway in 1971 and ran for over 2600 performances. It proved equally successful when it opened in London, launching the career of David Essex who was chosen from 2,000 candidates for the role of Jesus.
Godspell may be based around St Matthew’s Gospel but it is no traditional re-telling of the bible story. The musical is an upbeat celebration of the life of Christ featuring re-enactments of some of his most famous parables including the Sower & the Seed and The Prodigal Son, intersected with musical numbers, including Day by Day, All Good Gifts and All For The Best.
Director Tim Willis, Musical Director Matt Flint and Choreographer Robin Stokoe, have brought together an ensemble cast including Chris Gilbey-Smith as Jesus and Pete Bucknall in the dual role of John the Baptist/Judas.
Tim said: “To bring this wonderful show to life has required a strong cast and I am privileged to have been able to assemble a team that features well-known names from the local circuit as well as some new faces making their Loft debuts.
“Many of us have worked together before and hopefully this will shine through as we bring this magical musical to the stage.”
Godspell runs from Wednesday July 8 to Saturday July 18.
Visit www.loft-theatre.co.uk for tickets and further details.
The Loft Theatre present iconic 70s rock musical Godspell. (s)