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This spring Godspell In Concert, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy® and Academy Award®- winning composer of WICKED, returns to the UK's stages and opens at Hackney's Empire Theatre on Easter Saturday, April 4th, ahead of a 28 venue national tour. Check out a preview below!

The UK tour follows the sell-out success of 2014's gala performance at Shaftesbury Avenue's Lyric Theatre, in support of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation®UK. Jennifer Potts (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Annie) will reprise her role alongside Jason Broderick (Anna Nicole the Opera) who also appeared in the charity performance. They will be joined by Robert Hannouch (Miracle on 34th Street, The Cat in the Hat), Dominique Planter (Our House, The Threepenny Opera), Mitch Miller (Pop Factor) and Maeve Byrne (Ghost the Musical) and the ensemble is completed byRachel Bingham, Laura Mansell, Steffan Lloyd-Evans and Ricky Johnston.

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 theatregoers all over the world - and 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 Essexinto an overnight sensation and more recently Godspell has enjoyed a hugely successful run on Broadway.

By permission of Stephen Schwartz - the Grammy® and Academy Award®- winning composer of Wicked and Pippin -Russell Scott and Mark Pettitt for Godspell in Concert UK Ltdwill produce the 12 week UK tour. Kenneth Avery-Clarkdirects the production which was critically lauded at its London performance.

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