A special screening of Godspell’s 50th anniversary concert is to take place at London’s The Drive In.
The production will be a mixture of live and virtual performances, following the recent 50th anniversary online production.
Those appearing live will be Jodie Steele (SIX; Heathers), Danyl Johnson (The X Factor finalist), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina, The Musical; Our House), John Barr (The Story of Bart; Tommy), Sally Ann Triplett (Mamma Mia!; Viva Forever), Matthew Croke (Aladdin), and Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer: The Opera).
Joining them with onscreen performances will be Darren Day (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago; Billy Elliot), Jenna Russell (The Bridges of Madison County; Fun Home), Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Natalie Green (The Prince of Egypt; Hair), Shekinah McFarlane (Six; Hair), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard; High Society), Lucy Williamson (The Fix; Judy & Liza), Ronald Brian (Beautiful, The Carol King Musical; Newsies), Jerome Bell (The Voice USA; Hairspray) and an ensemble from Italia Conti.
The concert screening will be presented by West End Musical Drive In & Ginger Quiff Media on Sunday, October 4 at The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water.
You can buy tickets online here.
Composed by Stephen Schwartz with a book by John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell tells the story of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew. With songs including ‘Day By Day’, ‘Prepare Ye’, ‘Turn Back O Man’ and ‘Beautiful City’, the show follows a community of disciples as they learn the concepts of compassion, trust, love and tolerance.
Chris Steward, Producer of West End Musical Drive In said: “This incredible work drives home a message of hope and community at a time when it has never been more important. We are proud to partner with Ginger Quiff Media to enable audiences to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Godspell and experience live theatre during these unprecedented times.”
Thomas Hopkins of Ginger Quiff Media added: “We are thrilled to be able to share this wonderful concert once again, in a new form with stunning live performances.”