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Godspell in Concert tour to close two months early

The final performance will take place next week following ‘disappointing’ ticket sales

Tom Senior and Andy Abraham in Godspell
Tom Senior and Andy Abraham in Godspell

The UK tour of Godspell in Concert is to close two months early, its producer has announced.

The final performance will be at the Princess Theatre, Torquay next Wednesday (6 May). It had been scheduled to play 28 venues up to 3 July.

Russell Scott, the show's producer and musical director, said: "It is with a heavy heart we announce the early closure of Godspell in Concert.

"We have had an incredible journey and despite rave reviews, audience acclaim and standing ovations, ticket sales have been disappointing, and so after five glorious weeks with the most amazing company, cast and creative team, we are announcing early closure.

"It is difficult to pinpoint exactly why ticket sales have been so poor. However, without exception, every single performance has proven just how amazing the production is – the audiences have absolutely loved it. We have done everything we can to try and keep the show alive and running as long as possible, but we are now at the point where we have no option but to announce early closure."

The UK tour, which kicked off at Hackney Empire earlier this month, followed a West End charity gala at the Lyric Theatre last year, which featured appearances by original West End cast members including David Essex, Marti Webb and Gay Soper.

The tour cast is led by X Factor's Andy Abraham. Sugababe Jade Ewen dropped out in March due to ill health.

Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase.