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Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performances were held on September 29th and 30th 2012 in Solihull Methodist Church as part of the 75th anniversary of our church building.
This powerful musical is a retelling of the last seven days of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with the entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. It suggests political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus.
Who did Jesus believe he was? Was Judas not satisfied with Jesus’s apparent lack of political planning and claims of divinity? Is that why Judas felt he needed to betray Jesus?
Here are some comments about the production received from members of the audience:
- I am wiped, but I feel so so privileged to have been part of such a fantastic show that has reached out and genuinely touched so many people. Happy Birthday Solihull Methodist Church, and kudos to everyone for making it such a moving experience
- What an amazing performance from SMASH tonight. You rocked the house with beautiful singing, breathtaking solos, huge energy from the cast, you told the story brilliantly and were supported by such talented musicians. Cried my eyes out in the 2nd act and I wasn’t the only one! Congratulations to everyone involved, an absolute triumph!
- Moving and marvellous! Food for thought.
- Wow!!! That is definitely the most powerful show Smash have ever put on. I loved it!!! I have seen JCS before, so was not expecting to be moved by it, however I was gripped from start to finish and almost moved to tears by the end (in a good way). I think that the fact it was set in the church really helped, but also the passion and faith within many of actors and crew was so evident. The great thing about Smash is that it is always such a great ensemble – there was never anyone just standing round, everyone lived it.
Here are some photographs of the production (left click on any picture, then use the arrows at the bottom left to navigate) Photographs by Jeff Horton and Gillian Penny