The Gospel Show
A unique, creative and unforgettable way in which to bring the Gospel story to life for children. This show within a show presents a colourful tapestry of events and emotions, moving naturally between lively humour and poignant drama, with excellent use of contrasting musical styles. The show is particularly suited to performing in full at Easter, or shorter extracts can be used for assemblies, etc.
Set in the American ‘Wild West’, four travelling showmen (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are taking 'The Gospel Show' around the country, telling the story to children in front of their covered wagon, using 'volunteers' from among their 'audience' to act out the events of Jesus' life. Among these children is cheeky Jo, who likes to challenge the showmen with awkward questions! Towards the end of the show comes the crucifixion scene, which Nick Perrin has managed to write in a way that is not only powerful and dramatic, but also appropriate for primary age children to perform. This is followed by the uplifting gospel-style song, 'Roll Back The Stone', which provides a tremendously joyful ending to the show.
PLEASE NOTE - 'The Gospel Show' is only available via download.
Author: Nick Perrin
Age guide: 7,8,9,10,11,12
Running time: 55 mins
No. of songs: 14
'We've done two of your shows before, and didn't think we'd ever better 'The Blue Crystal'. Although we are a church school, initially we felt nervous about tackling 'The Gospel Show'. However, knowing the way your musicals appeal to children, we decided to give it a go, and we were astonished at the way our pupils took to it - they were queuing up to be involved! The response from both pupils and parents was absolutely stupendous. The show brought the house down!'
~ M Orson, Headteacher, Birmingham.
Click here to listen to the complete songs on our 'Starshine singers' YouTube channel!
The second half of 'The Gospel Show' (from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem onwards) has been adapted to form a narrated Easter Cantata: 'Roll Back The Stone'.
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