The special anniversary concert will be streamed worldwide on the 27th, 28th and 29th August.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell, it has been announced that Thomas Hopkins & Michael Quinn for Ginger Quiff Media in associate with the Hope Mill Theatre will present a special concert production to be streamed online in August.
The line up of West End stars confirmed to take part in the concert is set to include: Ruthie Henshall (Chicago; Billy Elliot), and Darren Day (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will return to reprise their roles from the 1993 cast recording; they will be joined by Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard; High Society), and Jenna Russell (The Bridges of Madison County; Fun Home). Meanwhile, starring alongside them will be: Jodie Steele (SIX; Heathers), Danyl Johnson (The X Factor finalist), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina, The Musical; Our House), Natalie Green (The Prince of Egypt; Hair), John Barr (The Story of Bart; Tommy), Sally Ann Triplett (MammaMia!; Viva Forever), Gerard McCarthy (Tina, The Musical; Beautiful Thing), Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Shekinah McFarlane (Six; Hair), Lucy Williamson (The Fix; Judy & Liza),Ronald Brian (Beautiful, The Carol King Musical; Newsies), Jerome Bell (The Voice USA;Hairspray) with support by an ensemble from Italia Conti.
Directed by Michael Strassen (Billy; Assassins), the concert will raise money for wonderful charities: Hope Mill Theatre (A Factory of Creativity CIO), Acting For Others, and National AIDS Trust.
Talking about the news, Joseph Houston, Artistic Director of Hope Mill Theatre comments “We are so honoured to be collaborating on this online concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the musical Godspell and
to be using this opportunity to support not only our own venue, but the incredible work that Acting for Others and the National AIDS Trust are doing during this time. The line-up of talent we have assembled is incredible and I know that this is going to be an online event not to be missed. We are also thrilled to be once again presenting a Stephen Schwartz musical and to share the musical genius of one of the world’s best musical theatre composers.”
Godspell in Concert will be streamed from the 27th to the 29th August. Tickets are £15 and available from: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/