Godspell

Original West End London Production 1972

1st West End London Revival 1977

London Revival 1981

2nd West End London Revival 1985

London Revival 1993

Musical by Stephen Schwartz. A musical about the life of Jesus, based upon The Gospel According to St Matthew. Conceived for the stage by John-Michael.


Godspell - Original West End London Production 1972

Previewed 11 November 1971, Opened 17 November 1971, Closed until January 22, 1972 at the Roundhouse
Previewed 26 January 1972, Opened 1 February 1972, Closed 12 October 1974 at the Wyndham's Theatre
Returned 10 June 1975, Closed 20 September 1975 at the Phoenix Theatre

The original Roundhouse and West End Wyndham's Theatre cast featured Jacquie-Ann Carr, Julie Covington, David Essex, Neil Fitzwilliam, Jeremy Irons, Verity-Ann Meldrum, Deryk Parkin, Tom Saffery, Gay Soper and Marti Webb.

The original cast at the Phoenix Theatre featured Mary Adams, Sally Bentley, Andrew Frank, Sharon Lyle, David MacArthur, Neil Martin, Su Pollard, Dee Robillard, Tony Rickell andAndrew C Wadsworth.

Directed by John-Michael Tebelak with sets by Ian Dow and costumes by Susan Tsu.


Godspell - 1st West End London Revival 1977

Opened 10 May 1977, Closed 25 June 1977 at Her Majesty's Theatre
Transferred 28 June 1977, Closed 10 September 1977 at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Returned 14 July 1978, Closed 26 August 1978 at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Transferred 29 August 1978, Closed 30 September 1978 at the Duke of York's Theatre

The original cast for the 1977 Summer season featured Susan Beagley, Paul Burton, Anna Daventry, Tricia Deighton, Paul Kerryson, Allan Love, Edward Newborn, Valerie Minifie, Janet Shaw and Andrew Secombe.

The original cast for the 1978 Summer season featured Sally Bentley, Tricia Deighton, Ron Emslie, Anthony Head, Tony Jackson, Verity-Ann Meldrum, Louise Papillon, Su Pollard, Neil Reid and Andrew Secombe.

Directed by Robert Cheesman with choreography by Rowan Suart, sets by Ian Dow, costumes Susan Tsu.


Godspell - London Revival 1981

Previewed 12 June 1981, Opened 22 June 1981, Closed 11 July 1981 at the Young Vic Theatre
Returned 19 December 1981, Closed 7 January 1982 (in repertory) at the Young Vic Theatre

The original cast featured Nicola Blackman, Jenny Galloway, Trudie Goodwin, Anthony Head, Pauline Siddle, Steve Simmonds, Reginald Tsiboe, Marcia Tucker, Timothy Whitnall and Maynard Williams.

Directed by Stuart Mungall with choreography by Gillian Gregory, and designs by Barnard Culshaw.


Godspell - 2nd West End London Revival 1985

Opened 15 December 1985, Closed 11 January 1986 at the Fortune Theatre

The cast featured Richard Alexander, Dawn Bowden, Carol Carey, Celena Duncan, James Gavin, Martin George, Felicity Jane Goodson, Lesley Guinn, Davy Jones and Abraham Osuagwu.

Directed by Paul Aspland with sets by Jack Bowhill, and costumes by Maria Cosburn.


Godspell - London Revival 1993

Previewed 3 August 1993, Opened 4 August 1993, Closed 30 August 1993 at the Barbican Hall

The cast featured Gemma Craven, Andy Crane, James Gaddas, Mark Greenstreet, Andrew Bradley, Richard Brightiff, Lisa Hull, Robert Irons, Barbara King, Shona Lindsay, David Rubin and Amanda Symonds.

Directed by Lindsay Dolan with designs by Tim Goodchild, and lighting by Howard Harrison.