Kerry Ellis, Preeya Kalidas and Ramin Karimloo are to headline a concert performance of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell, hosted by My Theatre Mates co-founder Mark Shenton at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on 30 and 31 August 2016.
The musical theatre stars will lead a cast of new young performers to launch The British Theatre Academy, through a concert show of Godspell’s timeless story of friendship, loyalty and love.
This special concert will be directed by Dean Johnson with musical direction by Michael Bradley and the evening will be presented by Mark Shenton, who is also associate editor and joint lead critic of The Stage.
The British Theatre Academy has been set up to give young people who can’t afford access to theatre training the opportunities to work with top creatives in venues across the UK.
British Theatre Academy Artistic Director Matthew Chandler said: “I am delighted that Kerry, Ramin and Preeya are giving our kids the opportunity to work with such amazing, inspiring, world class talents. Godspell promises to be an unforgettable experience for them all.”
Tickets for the performances cost £17.50 each, with proceeds going towards the British Theatre Academy, allowing young people the opportunity to perform.