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Stratford Musical Theatre Company present Godspell

Stratford Editorial 14th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A HEAVENLY dose of song and dance is on offer when Stratford Musical Theatre Company stage hit musical Godspell at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s newly-opened Studio Theatre at The Other Place.

The modern twist on the biblical parables from the Gospel of Matthew will see the 13-strong cast sing and dance their way through Jesus’ life.

Composed by multi-award winner Stephen Schwartz, the show features an eclectic mix of songs, including Day by Day, Save the People and Bless the Lord.

Stratford Musical Theatre Company’s (SMTC’s) Godspell will be one of the first performances at the new 200 seat Studio theatre.

The opening of the new theatre – which features two new rehearsal rooms, research space and which is also home to RSC’s 30,000 piece costume store – coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

SMTC Chairman Phil Ingle said: “We feel privileged to produce this show this Easter in an exciting new venue, and with such a talented cast of existing and new members.  This production will capture the original spirit of this important musical, and we hope, capture your hearts too.”

Directed by Alan Gill and choreographed by Julie Bedlow-Howard with musical direction from Gary Lewis, Godspell runs from Tuesday March 29 to Saturday April 2, with performances nightly at 7.30pm, and a matinee performance on the final day at 2.30pm.

Visit www.rsc.org.uk/godspell for tickets and further details.