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image for Musical item typeGODSPELL starring Chesney Hawkes at The Brentwood Centre

Musical, from 29 Jun 2019, £21-£35

Chesney Hawkes

Chesney Hawkes

Back by popular demand, Chesney Hawkes leads our community production


Doddinghurst Road,
CM15 9NN


In April 2018, The Brentwood Centre produced our first ever in-house show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With over 100 on stage and many more behind the scenes, this production brought the community together and sold out two performances.

Many in the choir, as well as the show's Producer, talked of the benefits to their mental health and several actors have returned to the stage in other shows after absences, that we quickly decided that we must do it all over again, except perhaps this time, it could be even bigger.

A hit in the 1970s, and very controversial at the time, GODSPELL tells the story of Jesus Christ and his disciples through the parables of St Matthew's gospel. Depicting Christ as a clown upset many in the 70's but whether or not you have a faith, the story of love between a group of friends brought together when the world seems to be on the verge of collapse still rings so true today.

With songs such as Day by Day and Prepare Ye, a mixture of community and professional singers - some you will know from the TV who we will announce shortly - will entertain you with this wonderful story.

The music of GODSPELL is written by Stephen Schwartz has written other big hits since the 70s including Pippin and, of course, Wicked which continues to attract huge crowds and is now the fifth longest-running show in London's West End.

Our show will be set in the circus, and a cast of 200 will bring the stage to life.

Come along early, there will be lots to do. Our community cast will be in the Foyer and outside the Brentwood Centre with face-painting, balloon modelling, magic tricks and even fire-breathing (If our cast past all the safety tests!)

Food providers including our regular burger van will be open an hour before curtain up, so please make use of our free parking. to come along for this pre-show entertainment.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jun 2019 14:30 to 17:00
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019 20:00 to 22:30
Please note that there will be an hour of pre-show entertainment


Prices vary across the seating plan



Plan route to The Brentwood Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 592954  Lat: 51.63487 Long: 0.29901

From the centre of Brentwood, take the Ongar Road towards Doddinghurst (following the signs for The Brentwood Centre). After half a mile turn right onto Doddinghurst Road, we are a further half a mile along on the right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Brentwood station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access