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Autumn 2019: Jesus Christ Superstar

Dates: Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th October 2019

Director: James Fortune
Musical Director: Amy Bryce
Movement Director: Matthew Howes

Further Info: Do check out James Fortune’s website, where you will already be able to see some key information about the show! https://www.jamesfortune.co.uk/jesus-christ-superstar/

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus’s relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas’s struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’s human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970’s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, language and colloquialisms of the time, and high-energy dance numbers.

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Spring 2020: Crazy For You

Dates: Tuesday 28th April - Saturday 2nd May 2020

Director: Chris Malone
Musical Director: Dennis Hooker
Choreographer: Aimee Clark-Hooker and Hayley Dodsworth

Show Launch Date: 28th October 2019

Audition Date: 17th November 2019

For further information about this show, pleae check out our 'About the Show' page...

Brimming full of Gershwin's glorious tunes and featuring top choreography, this ultimate feel-good musical is a treat not to miss. Mistaken identity, a town with no women and a troupe of follies dance girls mould together to produce a musical that really does have it all. Featuring a seemingly endless list of gorgeous standards; 'Slap That Bass', 'Someone To Watch Over Me', 'I Got Rhythm', 'Nice Work If You Can Get It’ and 'Shall We Dance' to name a few, this is a high-energy, high-kicking and gloriously glamorous show. Join Epsom Light Opera Company as they travel from New York to Deadrock and back again. You'd be crazy not to!

Sweet Charity

Autumn 2020: Sweet Charity

Dates: Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th October 2020

Director: TBC
Musical Director: TBC
Choreographer: TBC

Show Launch Date: TBC - Approx May 2020

Audition Date: TBC - Approx May/June 2020

Charity Hope Valentine always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vidal, but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist, it turns out that she may have finally met her match.

Sister Act

 

Spring 2021: Sister Act

Dates: Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th April 2021

Director: James Fortune
Musical Director: Chris Evans
Choreographer: Dawn

Show Launch Date: TBC - Approx October/November 2020

Audition Date: TBC - Approx November 2020

Deloris Van Cartier is an aspiring singer in Philadelphia, where she is auditioning to perform at her gangster boyfriends nightclub. Deloris believes that Curtis is going to introduce her to a big producer, but is upset when he tells her she is not ready. Hurt and rejected, Deloris decides to break up with him, but when she goes to find him she accidentally sees him kill one of his cronies. Deloris runs to the police, who place her in hiding at a convent until Curtis is brought to trial. At first, Deloris feels as though it will be the worst thing in the world, chafing against the constraints of convent life and an immovable Reverend Mother, but once she is introduced to the struggling choir at the convent, everything changes. She finds that many of the nuns at the convent are not that different from her, and that they are quite fun to be around. They help give her a bigger purpose in her life, showing her a genuine love and affection that was missing prior to her arrival at the convent. Sister Act is a joyous show that uses music to bring different communities, and lifestyles, together.


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