Musical lovers look set to enjoy a heavenly dose of song and dance this week when Stratford Musical Theatre Company performs the hit show Godspell at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new Studio Theatre at The Other Place.
This modern twist on a timeless tale portrays Jesus’ teachings of kindness, love and tolerance using inspiring parables from the Gospel of Matthew.
Packed with energetic games and storytelling techniques, the 13-strong cast will sing and dance their way through Jesus’ life, up until his moving crucifixion.
This unique musical, composed by multi-award winner Stephen Schwartz whose other hit shows include Wicked and Pippin, features an eclectic mix of songs, including Day by Day, Save the People and Bless the Lord,
Stratford Musical Theatre Company’s (SMTC’s) Godspell will be one of the first performances at the RSC’s new 200 seat Studio theatre, situated inside The Other Place.
The opening of the new theatre, which features two new rehearsal rooms, research space and home to RSC’s 30,000 piece costume store, coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
SMTC Chairman Phil Ingle said:
“We feel privileged to produce this show this Easter in an exciting new venue, and with such a talented cast of existing and new members. This production will capture the original spirit of this important musical, and we hope, capture the hearts of our audience too.”
Directed by Alan Gill and choreographed by Julie Bedlow-Howard with musical direction from Gary Lewis, Godspell will perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new Studio Theatre at The Other Place, from Tuesday 29 March to Saturday 2 April at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance on 2 April at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost from £12 and available from www.rsc.org.uk/godspell.
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