I AM writing regarding Godspell, currently showing at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
What can I say? What a fantastic production! So much energy! The whole cast work so hard throughout.
Each number was so different from the last but performed by each and every cast member to the best of their abilities.
The band and music sounded amazing and really captured the mood of every bit of the show as it unfolded, fantastically led by a super line-up of principals.
The producers have brought this very hard show into the modern day and told the stories excellently. It is a very hard show to make sense of, granted, but once it starts you get caught up in the comedy and liveliness of it all.
Dominic who played Jesus was outstanding. The only disappointing thing was the small audience. Such a shame when you can clearly see how much hard work has been put in to this production.
Well done Longwood Amateurs.
This show rocked
WHAT an absolutely fantastic night I had at the LBT! Godspell was energetic, funny and sad but, above all, a joy to watch.
From start to finish there was something happening and in a Shameless meets Jesus Christ Superstar the whole show rocked with attitude.
The music was amazing and when reading the programme, realised that the show was written by Stephen Swartze, better known for writing the hit musical Wicked. No wonder it was great.
Fortunately for Longwood they have one of the strongest principal casts I’ve seen at the LBT, backed up with an energetic and lively chorus.
In fact it was that well directed, visually and musically, the small company filled the stage and it sounded as though there were twice as many people there the singing was so powerful.
The principal cast of 10 made is up of some well-known faces who really brought each individual different character to life – characters who are funny, sweet, endearing, sexy, scary, and more. But this was led by Dominic Moccia, a very talented young man with great presence and a strong and engaging singing voice who led the whole cast and audience through an emotional ride.