Geraint in spell as Jesus

Geraint in spell as Jesus

South Wales Evening Post, 9 July 2010

A 17-YEAR-OLD is heading up the cast in Godspell at Swansea Grand Theatre

The role of Jesus has previously been played by big names such as Robert Powell in TV’s Jesus Of Nazareth and Willem Dafoe from the film The Last Temptation Of Christ.

Swansea singer Steve Balsamo took the West End leading role in Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1990s.

Geraint Morgan, of the city’s Class Act Theatre School, said he was looking forward to playing Christ.

“I’m just delighted to have been given the chance to play the part,” he said.

Morriston-based Geraint added: “I’ve played Jesus once before – in a school nativity play when I was about 10.”

Featured songs include Day By Day, Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord and Turn Back Oh Man.

Theatre school principal Jill Williams, said: “Geraint has taken to the role of Jesus well, as I knew he would.”

Godspell is being staged tomorrow (Saturday, 10th July).

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