November 15-16

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee)

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall


SODBURY Vale Musical Comedy Club is performing one of the best-known musicals of the 70s this month.

The Autumn production of Godspell will be performed at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on November 15 and 16.

Compiled around a series of parables based on the Gospel of Matthew, the first book from the New Testament, it includes the stories of The Good Samaritan, Lazarus and the Rich Man, The Sower of the Seeds and the Prodigal Son.

First performed in 1971, Godspell was nominated for a Tony musical theatre award for best original score, and has seen many revivals in the 48 years since.

The song Day by Day, from the original cast recording, made it into the singles chart in the summer of 1972.

Quoting the song, director Alison Cobb said: "This show has never been performed by this group before but we loved the music so much we decided to find our inner hippy so make sure you book your tickets to see us more clearly, love us more dearly and follow us more nearly!"

There are two evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online at ticketsource.co.uk/svmcc, by calling 0333 666 3366 or emailing svmcctickets@gmail.com.

The club is also looking for cast members to be in its spring show next April, Made in Dagenham.

Rehearsals begin at the end of November on Thursday evenings at St Mary’s Church Hall, Yate, and as well as performers aged 16-plus the club is looking for two youngsters (Year 6 to Year 9) to play Sharon and Graham, the main character’s children.

Email svmcchotline@gmail.com for more information.