Turn Back, O Man! Legendary rock musical Godspell is to return to the West End for the first time since it premiered there 42 years ago. The one-night-only concert on May 19, in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will be hosted by David Essex, who played Jesus in the original London cast.
Directed by Kenneth Avery Clark, the evening will also star Zoe Tyler (Les Miserables), Andy Abraham (The X Factor), with a West End cast, a live band and a 32-strong choir led by members of Maida Vale Singers and American Musical Theatre Academy. The performance will feature the new orchestrations from the acclaimed 2011 Broadway revival.
Stephen Schwartz’ Godspell is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, featuring such popular songs as "Day By Day,"" Light of the World" and "Turn Back, O Man." Musical direction will be by Russell Scott, choreography by Paul Robinson and sound by Johnny Dickie.