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Easter tale brings Bible to life on the King’s Lynn stage

Camera call for members of the King's Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society's latest production ' Jesus Christ Superstar'. Front are James Golder as Jesus with Sara-Jane Brennock as Mary and Steve Yates as Judas. ANL-140804-092848001

Camera call for members of the King's Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society's latest production ' Jesus Christ Superstar'. Front are James Golder as Jesus with Sara-Jane Brennock as Mary and Steve Yates as Judas. ANL-140804-092848001

Next week will see Lynn’s Arts Centre hosting a production packed with local talent and perfectly in time for Easter as things get biblical in Jesus Christ Superstar.

King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society (KLODS) have been rehearsing tirelessly since January to bring the show to life after snapping up the opportunity to stage a production that is rarely released to amateur groups.

The show will hit the stage from Wednesday to Saturday, April 23-26, promising a performance that has lost none of the electrifying drama or exuberance of what was the first professionally produced musical.

With no interconnecting script, the two-act musical is packed with music and lyrics from start to finish, featuring no less than 25 songs including Superstar and Could We Start Again Please.

Jesus Christ Superstar is based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Although not in the Bible, it highlights the political and personal struggles between Jesus and Judas, offering a free interpretation of the psychology of various biblical characters.

The production has been staged in over 40 countries worldwide, grossing over £120 million, spawning a feature film and several interpretations. Jesus Christ Superstar ranks as one of the most successful musical productions of all time.

Now audiences can see the show in their home town when it comes to the Lynn stage next week.

After an absence of two years from KLODS since Godspell, Kevin Shippey returns as director for this energetic and dramatic musical production, while Emma Small provides musical direction.

Tickets cost £12.50, or £11.50 for concessions, and are available from the box office on 01553 764864 or at www.kingslynnarts.co.uk

For more information about KLODS or how you can get involved in upcoming productions such as The Ladykillers or Sister Act, go to www.klods.co.uk

 

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