Legendary rock musical Godspell by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) is to return to the West End 42 years after its premiere. It will be hosted by David Essex, who starred as Jesus in the original Wyndham’s Theatre run.
Godspell will star Zoe Tyler and X-Factor’s Andy Abraham with a live band. It will be directed by Kenneth Avery Clark.
The one-off charity gala concert performance, in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, will be staged at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 19th May.
A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, featuring such popular songs as Day By Day, Light of the World and Turn Back, O Man, Godspell has touched the hearts of theatregoers all over the world since.
For the first time in the UK, fans will hear the stunning new orchestrations from the recent acclaimed Broadway revival production.
The rest of the cast: Stewart Clarke (currently starring as Sam Wheat in the UK tour of Ghost), Rob Houchen (the current West End Marius in Les Misérables), Sarah Galbraith (has appeared in all three US productions of The Phantom of The Opera, first on Broadway, before covering and playing Christine Daaé and Madame Giry in Las Vegas and on the US national tour), Katie Paine (currently appearing in We Will Rock You as first cover Killer Queen), Turlough Convery from E4’s Fresh Meat (Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year), Jason Broderick (Sweeney Todd at West Yorkshire Playhouse), Laura Darton (a finalist in the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2013).
See www.godspellinconcert.com for more details.