Ginger Hibiscus | News from Ginger Hibiscus - Love Beyond at the SSE Arena
News from Ginger Hibiscus - Love Beyond at the SSE Arena
News from Ginger Hibiscus - Love Beyond at the SSE Arena
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01 Oct PHOTO FLASH: Love Beyond at the SSE Arena

Direction – Tabitha Webb
Choreography – Annette Aubrey-Bradshaw
Music and lyrics – Richard Haley and Tabitha Webb
Set design – Sean Cavanagh
Sound design – Mark Payne
Lighting design – Ben Cracknell
Musical direction – Stuart Morley

Powerful and uplifting, Love Beyond is a unique presentation of the greatest love story ever told, unfolding the entire story of the Bible as never before. A contemporary production, this epic musical re-tells the inspiring stories of lives touched by God, from Genesis to Revelation and puts the focus on their significance to mankind today. Love Beyond promises a sensational production with a host of West End stars, accompanied by one of the biggest live orchestras of any musical theatre show in London, playing a dramatic and original brand new score.

Love Beyond opens tonight, in a very special event for two nights only at the SSE arena. The London cast of 29 are busy in rehearsals and will be headed by musical theatre legend, Dave Willetts in the role of ‘Father God’. Dave was the first person in the world to have played the leading roles in the two most successful shows of recent times, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera as ‘Jean Valjean’ and ‘Phantom’ respectively. He has also starred in a host of West End hit musicals including Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, 42 Street and Aspects of Love.

The Son of God ‘Jesus’ is being played by Simon Shorten, a recent West End ‘Jean Valjean’ in Les Misérables who has also starred as ‘Phantom’ in Phantom of the Opera. Alongside Dave Willetts and Simon Shorten are a talented cast of actors, singers and dancers including Dougie Carter and Joe Evans (Les Misérables), J Marie Cooper (Mentored by in The Voice 2013), Holly-Anna Lloyd (Berlin – The Musical), Kevin Jones (Les Misérables In Concert) and Joseph Claus (Phantom Of The Opera).

Full casting: Dave Willetts ‘Father God’, Simon Shorten ‘Jesus’, Clyde Melville-Bain ‘Holy Spirit’, Dougie Carter ‘Adam’, Natalie Lipin ‘Eve’, Peri Olufunwa ‘Satan’, Holly-Anna Lloyd ‘Mary Mother’, Joe Evans ‘Joseph’, J Marie Cooper ‘Mary Magdalene’, Kevin Jones ‘Paul’, Constantine Andronikou ‘Zacchaeus’.

Feature ensemble: Kathryn Aiken, Irene Alano, Rosemary Annabella, Piers Bate, Joseph Claus, Jamie Cloutier, Sheri Copeland, Kimberley Davis, Sarah Hooper, Benjamin Isaacs, Matt Kane, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Simeon Oakes, Hannah Prentice, Matthew Rutherford, Sarah Seaman, Luke Simnett, Darren Street.

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Dates: Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 October 2014

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Photo credit: Hazel Tompson