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The Brentwood Centre appeals for performers to star in next year's circus-themed production of 70s musical

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 December 2018

Godspell, which will be performed next year, will have a circus theme. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images

Godspell, which will be performed next year, will have a circus theme. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images

Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images

Fancy starring in a classic musical alongside a cast of other talented performers? Well this could be your chance.

Last year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed at The Brentwood Centre starring singer Chesney Hawkes. Picture: The Brentwood CentreLast year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed at The Brentwood Centre starring singer Chesney Hawkes. Picture: The Brentwood Centre

Brentwood Leisure Trust, which runs The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, is looking to recruit 200 performers for their next big production, 70s musical Godspell next year.

Following the huge success of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat earlier this year, the team are back and to put on a production for all the family, featuring great songs from the show including Prepare Ye, Day by Day and Beautiful City.

Godspell’s music was written by Stephen Schwartz who is perhaps more known for the West End hit Wicked.

Godspell also starred great actors such as David Essex, Jeremy Irons, Elaine Paige and even Madonna!

Last year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed at The Brentwood Centre starring singer Chesney Hawkes. Picture: The Brentwood CentreLast year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed at The Brentwood Centre starring singer Chesney Hawkes. Picture: The Brentwood Centre

The show has often been a favourite of local musical societies and it was a clear choice for producer Mark Reed and director Pete Dayson.

But this production will be a show with a twist as it is to be set in a circus, with community performers currently training for a “pre-show spectacular” to welcome visitors with face-painting, balloon modelling, magic tricks, fire-breathing and much more.

The centre is also seeking to cast three celebrities for the roles of Jesus, John the Baptist/Judas and Sonia which they will be announcing as soon as possible.

If you would like to be part of the exciting community project, find out more by meeting the director on Monday, December 17 from 2-7pm at The Brentwood Centre.

Last year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed at The Brentwood Centre starring singer Chesney Hawkes. Picture: The Brentwood CentreLast year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed at The Brentwood Centre starring singer Chesney Hawkes. Picture: The Brentwood Centre

Producer Mark Reed said: “For Joseph, we had over a hundred in the company, but for Godspell we want to double that number.

“It will be a full on production so there will be rehearsals every Friday in Brentwood but we know that our director Pete Dayson will make them great fun.

“As well as putting on a great show, we want everyone to learn new skills and to experience the true meaning of community.”

Anyone with circus skills is especially welcome as we will be providing up to an hour’s pre-show entertainment in the foyer and outside the Brentwood Centre with balloon modelling, face painting, and even fire breathing.

Tickets for the production, which will be performed in June 2019, are also on sale.

To purchase tickets, visit here

For more details, email triciaallgood@hotmail.com

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