First review of Godspell, and it’s a cracker…

Thom Dibdin couldn’t make Godspell but he sent his friend Hugh.

This is a really touching and well thought out critique of a show we are all intensely proud of.

Thank you.

Review – Godspell

* * * *  Casts a spell

Forth Childrens Theatre production of Godspell. Photo © Mark GormanForth Childrens Theatre production of Godspell. Photo © Mark Gorman

Inverleith Church Hall (Venue 120)
Fri 2-Sat 10 Aug
Review by Hugh Simpson

Godspell may be a Fringe stalwart but FCT’s production at Inverleith Church Hall is particularly noteworthy. And not just because it is the first British appearance of the new vocal and musical arrangemements from the 2012 Broadway revival.

Gus Harrower (Jesus) is not a conventional choice for a leading man in a musical. Noticeably shorter than most of the cast, when he first takes the stage his large glasses and accent put you more in mind of Woody Allen.

However, his understated yet commanding performance, allied to his undoubted musical talent, means that he is able to bear the weight of a thankless role… (more here)

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