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Godspell in Concert – Sage Gateshead

Writer: John-Michael Tebelak Producer (concert): Russell Scott &Mark Petitt Director: Kenneth Avery-Clark MD: Russell Scott Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Originally opening Off-Broadway in 1971, Godspell is a musical about a group of believers who follow Jesus, learning about and sharing his teachings in a series of parables. The production is directed in such a way that we as the audience allow ...

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Godspell – Lyric Theatre, London

Composer: Stephen Schwartz Director: Kenneth Avery-Clark Reviewer: John Roberts Stephen Schwartz’s biblical retelling of the stories and life of Jesus’ times with his disciples is a strange beast. On one hand you have what Schwartz has become best known for, soaring musical melodies and powerful ballads but on the other Godspell quite possibly holds the title for the worst book ...

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Godspell – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Music and New Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Julian Littman Reviewer: Michael Gray   Somewhere between Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar there was Godspell, a free-love, feel-good take on St Matthew with some pretty good songs. Matt Devitt's bold re-staging almost convinces that it's worth reviving. The playground is now a grungy concrete wilderness, skateboard ramp, wire ...

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Godspell – Bridewell Theatre, London

Writer: John-Michael Tebelak Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Robert J Stanex Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] First performed in the early 1970s, this musical based on the Gospel of Matthew has become somewhat overshadowed in public perceptions by the Rice/Lloyd Webber Biblical musicals. The prospect of seeing a dated show revived by an amateur company is not normally something to ...

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