Thursday, 30 April 2015

Godspell In Concert announces early closure

The UK tour of Godspell in Concert will close two months early, with producers blaming poor ticket sales. 

The show had been scheduled to tour the UK until 3rd July; however, it will now close at the Princess Theatre in Torquay on 6th May 2015. Ticket holders for cancelled dates should contact their point of purchase. 

The show stars Andy Abraham (X Factor), Leanne Jarvis (The Voice) and Tom Senior (Jersey Boys). Former Sugababe Jade Ewen withdrew from the cast during rehearsals and was replaced by Laura Mansell.

Russell Scott (Producer/Musical Director) said: "It is with a heavy heart we announce the early closure of Godspell in Concert. We have had an incredible journey and despite rave reviews, audience acclaim and standing ovations, ticket sales have been disappointing, and so after five glorious weeks with the most amazing company, cast and creative team, we are announcing early closure.

"It is difficult to pinpoint exactly why ticket sales have been so poor. We have done everything we can to try and keep the show alive and running as long as possible, but we are now at the point where we have no option but to announce early closure. 

"We would like to thank everyone who has put so much into making the production so amazing. Everyone has given 100% all the way - we could not have asked for more. We look forward to raising the roof at the final dates this week and next."

The cast also includes: Jennifer Potts, Jason Broderick, Robert Hannouch, Dominique Planter, Mitch Miller, Maeve Byrne, Rachel Bingham, Steffan Lloyd-Evans and Ricky Johnston. Kenneth Avery Clark directs.

West End Frame sends their best wishes to everyone working on the show

Photo Credit: Darren Bell

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