Third of three pic blogs documenting the amazing ride that was Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral, March 2014. What a privilege! Thanks again to Jerry Lane Ltd who produced the show in such fine style, to Voices Unlimited for being unbelievably brilliant / easy to work with / supportive / dedicated as an ensemble (what a sound!), to Paul O'Neill of The Roving Crows for being my behind-the-scenes rock throughout, and to the glorious Dan Haslam and Jon Moses who made the experience one I'll never ever want (or be able) to forget. Could we start again, please?
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This second of three picture blogs comprises shots from Acts 1 & 2, across several nights. I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had, how completely draining it was, or how much we never wanted it to end! The response from the audiences was absolutely extraordinary. I can't remember how many times I was told that this was someone's "favourite ever" production of JCS. I couldn't possibly comment - all I know is, we had a ball, the orchestra had a ball, and the audiences went ballistic :-) All pictures copyright Cordelia Lewis at Streamline Design. Reproduced here with permission. If you would like to purchase copies of any of these shots, please contact email@example.com
I had the privilege of directing and appearing in an ENORMOUS production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral in March 2014. This is the first of three picture blogs documenting the final week. It was a fabulous experience, with a cast of 130, and a 70-piece orchestra in the most glorious of settings. We were fortunate enough to sell out, and receive complete standing ovations every night.
For me, one of the great joys was working with two uber-talented leading men - Jon Moses (he of ITV's "Superstar" and possessor of the most glorious of voices) playing Jesus, and my stunning 52nd Street bandmate and good friend Daniel Haslam playing Judas. I honestly don't think I could have asked for more - they're both incredible singer / actors, and many adventures were had along the way. (Also, an inordinate amount of wine was drunk, mainly by myself and The Moses, but that's a tale for another time)! Thanks to Jerry Lane Productions for the opportunity - it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Now here are some shots from the final rehearsals and tech! (In the second and third blogs, I'll take you through the show)! Pics copyright Cordelia Lewis for Streamline Design. Reproduced here with permission. (Anyone wanting to purchase copies of any of these images can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
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