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Inspired by Handel's celebration of the story of Christ. Carnival Messiah uses the colourful, exuberant traditions of Trinidad carnival and folklore to create an electrifying stage musical. Singers, musicians and dances from around the world combine gospel, jazz, calypso and rock in a glorious fusion of contemporary and traditional music.Performers Ram John Holder (Minstrel), Jean 'Binta' Breeze (Mama God - narrator), Ella Andall, Ann P Fridal (Mary), Alyson Brown (Dove of Peace), Brian Green (Lone Disciple), Ronald Samm (Voice of Truth), Tom Briggs Davies (Ragga Storyteller), Jeremy Dobbs (Minstrel), Kerry Frampton (Minstrel), Ayodele Jones (Dove's Attendant), Dave Mitchell (Evangelist), Benedicte Sieirup (Minstrel), Nigel Wong (Minstrel), Michelle Scally-Clarke, Paulette Morris (Ragga Storyteller's Assistant), Glenda McSween (Minstrel), Ben Fox (Minstrel), David Hamilton (dancer - Eshu the Dark Angel), Donald Edwards (dancer - Mama God's Alter Ego), Kirsty Almeida, Stella Litras, Cara Robinson.
Book by Geraldine Connor. Music Geraldine Conner. Lyrics Geraldine Conner. Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse. Director Geraldine Connor. Director Mark Tillotson (co-director). Design Wayne Berkeley. Costume Clary Salandy. Choreographer Carol La Chapelle. Lighting Robert Bryan. Director Michael Lovelock (music). Sound Glen Massam.
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