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25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
RH8 0AA.

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17th – 21st April 2012 (7:45pm)

In Godspell, Stephen Schwartz’ genius to create a piece of theatre that is such a riot of joyous colour, mixed emotion and passion is well proven. In 2001 the show went on a world tour and composer Alex Lacamoire was given the honour of reworking the orchestration. By special personal arrangement, it is Alex’s orchestration that we are so privileged to be using in this production.

Godspell is based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more — a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.

The story starts with the chaos of the teachings of the ancient philosophers, the pre-Christmas story as it were. The arrival of John makes the way for the true story to unfold, that is – the building of a community, a harmonized family, a new way of life – that is what Godspell is all about.

The new orchestration has a more ‘rocky’ feel than the original, featuring numbers like Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord, Day by Day and Turn Back O Man, and promises to be a show not to be missed ! So BOOK NOW and be prepared to fall under its spell.

Director – Robert Stevens, Musical Director – Simon James
Choreographer – Beth Bryant

Tickets £15 from Ticket Secretary 07530 528094
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