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Review: High-energy Godspell production at King’s Lynn Arts Centre

16:08 13 April 2012

One of the most exciting shows to hit the West Norfolk stage is this high-energy and hugely entertaining production by King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society.

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Hats off to Kevin Shippey on his triumphant directing debut in Lynn. He inspired the cast of 11 to deliver a fast-moving, exuberant performance.

They bounced their way through the parables based on the gospel according to St Matthew in a timeless celebration of friendship, loyalty and love.

The success of the show depends on the style in which it is presented. Kevin Shippey and his cast devised a diverse range of improvisations which were clever, always amusing and often hilarious.

The singing was excellent, especially in close-harmony, and favourite numbers, including Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord and Day by Day were real show-stoppers. A significant contribution to the show’s achievements was the skill of the five-piece band led by Liz Pipe.

Clean-cut Ollie Johnson took centre stage as Jesus with Hayley Dennis, Tom Watson, Lauren Hoskins, Laura-Jayne Shippey, Ross Woodhouse and Laura Farr shining among the team providing energetic support.

Alison Croose

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  • Godspell was a fabulous show but unlike the comments by Alison Croose I thought that all of the cast were brilliant and I think that mentioning 7 of the 11 actors was an unfair thing to to. They all excelled in my opinion and should have been given the same praise equally.

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    Louise Alexander

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

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