Godspell

                                                                                  Director: Sin Williams, Musical Director: Linda Coombes, Choreography: Laura Hallas

                                                                                   Performed from Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th March 2012

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Author: Frank Wooles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conceived & Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak

Music & New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Originally Produced on the New York Stage by; Edgar Lansbury/Stuart Duncan/Joseph Beruh

Synopsis

The pop-rock-gospel musical 'Godspell' is a jubilant celebration of the life of Jesus, based on the gospel according to St. Matthew. It is heart warming and contemporary approach to the bible combining ballad, pop and rock songs with contemporary dance and entertainment.

The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, based on the Gospel of Matthew (though three of the parables featured are only recorded in the Gospel of Luke). These are then interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance

The original cast defined the personalities of each character as the show was developed. Most of the characters' names are simply the first name of the actor, so the characters are more easily identified by the song they sing.

Cast/Disciples

      Jesus..............................................James Randell

      Judas/John the Baptist...................Iain Campbell

 

      Abby Dawson

      Alice Jarvis

      Chris Conway

      Clare Spear

      Corey Bridgeman

      Fleur Greening

      Helen Page

      Jenna Claridge

               

Company

         Choreographer: Laura Hallas      

Anna Constantinou, Becky Church, Carla Gambarini, Emma Larder, Fiona Jackson, Jan Stapleton, , Laura Thompson,

Rhys Stapleton, Sam Logan, Susan (Glad) Llewellyn.

 

The Band

Musical Director/Keyboard 1: Linda Coombes

Keyboard 2: Dan Pugh-Bevan, Guitar: Dave Jefferies,  Bass: Andrew Western, Drums: Sam Williams

 

 Songs

Act I
  • Prepare ye The Way of the Lord....Iain Campbell
  • Save the People...James Randell
  • Day By Day...Helen Page
  • Learn Your Lessons....Jenna Claridge
  • O Bless the Lord...Clare Spear
  • All for the Best...James Randell & Iain Campbell
  • All Good Gifts...Alice Jarvis
  • Light of the World...Chris Conway, Abby Dawson,
  • ...Corey Bridgeman, Helen Page
Act II
  • Turn Back, O Man...Fleur Greening
  • Alas for You...James Randell
  • By My Side...Abby Dawson
  •  We Beseech Thee...Corey Bridgeman 
  • Beautiful City...Abby Dawson
  • On The Willows...Emma Larder, Alice Jarvis,
  • ...Clare Spear, Jenna Claridge
  • Finale...Full Company

Music for "By my Side" was written by Peggy Gordon & Lyrics by Jay Hamburger

Production Team

   Director.....................................Sin Williams

   Musical Director.........................Linda Coombes

   Choreography:............................Laura Hallas

   Assistant Director........................Iain Campbell

   Wardrobe...................................Jan Stapleton, Sue Gambarini

   Properties...................................Jan Stapleton

   Stage Manager.............................Wayne Brewer

   Stage Construction.......................Wayne Brewer, Llwyd Herniman, Huw Herniman

   Lighting Design............................Llwyd Herniman

   Producer.....................................Susan O'Halloran

   Marketing....................................Richard Jones, Rhys Stapleton

   Programme/Banner/Painting..........Rhys Stapleton

   House Manager............................Richard Jones

   House Staff..................................Members & Friends of Hilltop

   Box Office....................................Brenda Slaughter

   Hilltop Theatre Company would like to thanks Porthcawl Comprehensive School for the loan of their staging