Godspell, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, is back.
Godspell In Concert is set to tour the UK in 2015, opening at the Hackney Empire on April 4.
Its revival follows the enormous success of a one-off charity gala performance at Shaftesbury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre, earlier this year.
The UK tour will feature a brand new, modern-day rock score packed to the heavens with favourites such as Light of the World, All Good Gifts and Day by Day.
This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatre-goers all over the world.
Now UK theatre fans can join in the celebration as a spectacular ensemble is set to stir souls and raise spirits, aided by a full live band.
Prior to the gala, the show last played the West End in 1972 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, where it turned David Essex into an overnight sensation. More recently Godspell has enjoyed a hugely successful run on Broadway.
Kenneth Avery Clark directs the production which was critically lauded at its London performance, and musical director Russell Scott is at the helm of the show’s spectacular new orchestration.
Said Russell: “Producing Godspell In Concert at the Lyric Theatre was an incredible experience and brought the production back to the West End for the first time in 43 years.
“The new rock score is fantastic and brings the show into the modern day.
“Since the West End gala, we have worked tirelessly to bring Godspell back to the UK and on tour for the first time in almost 10 years in our new semi-staged concert format.
“It was a huge pleasure working with such a talented cast and creative team and we now look forward to taking the show on the road”.
Full UK casting to be announced later this year.
April 4-5, Hackney Empire
April 7-8, G Live, Guildford
April 12, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
April 14-15, Venue Cymru, Llandudno
April 17-18, New Theatre, Cardiff
April 21, Grand Theatre, Swansea
April 24, Hexagon Theatre, Reading
April 26, Brighton Dome
April 28-29, King’s Theatre, Swansea
May 5-6, Princess Theatre, Torquay
May 9-10, Echo Arena Auditorium, Liverpool
May 12-13, Bournemouth Pavilion
May 15-16, Regent Theatre, Ipswich
May 19, Palace Theatre, Manchester
May 21-23, Civic Theatre, Darlington
May 25-26, Grimsby Auditorium
May 29-30, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
June 1-2, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
June 5, New Theatre, Oxford
June 13, White Rock Theatre, Hastings
June 15-16, New Theatre, Hull
June 19-20, St George’s Concert Hall, Bradford
June 22, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
June 23-24, Watford Colosseum
June 26, Glasgow Pavilion
June 28-29, Grand Theatre, Blackpool
July 1, Wycombe Swan
July 3, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.