Godspell Swansea Grand Theatre (Saturday 10th July)

Godspell  Swansea Grand Theatre (Saturday 10th July)

Buzz Magazine, 1 July 2010

You could be forgiven for being sceptical about Godspell. A musical with a religious theme where most of the cast appear in clown costumes is not what is usually looked for in an evening's entertainment.

However, this innovative classic will soon quash any such doubts about its individual take on Christianity.

At its opening in 1971, Godspell, based on the Gospel of Matthew, offered an entirely new portrayal of the parables of the last days of Jesus' life and has continued to impress audiences with its celebratory retelling of one of the most iconic stories of all time. At first glance Godspell may look fairly ridiculous, but through song and dance it captures an ancient story and remoulds it for a modern audience, telling it in a way that is a far cry from the traditional teachings of the gospel.

big on hymn-like musical numbers and the extravagant costumes, watching the high energy, multicoloured musical that is Godspell certainly beats sitting on a hard pew in a cold church on a Sunday morning.

Class Act Theatre productions already have an impressive track record of high power musicals having previously performed productions of Oliver! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With its 70s spin on the life of Christ, Godspell offers a totally unique theatre experience.

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