Kamamica - casting a spell for on stage for 30 years

Kamamica rehearsing for Godspell.
Kamamica rehearsing for Godspell.

Amateur Harrogate theatre group Kamamica are to celebrate their 30th anniversary with performances of Godspell at three separate locations.

The group will perform this classic modern musical, which is their favourte musical, at Harrogate Theatre, The Playhouse, Pateley Bridge and Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdovey, Wales.

Godspell first opened in London in 1971 with a cast including David Essex, Robert Lindsay, Marti Webb and Jeremy Irons before being released for amateur performances in 1972.

At the same time, in Harrogate, Kamamica was formed by a group of friends to give a one-off performance at Rossett High School.

Encouraged by the enthusiasm of their audience they then performed at Boroughbridge, Ripon, Brighouse, locally at Trinity Methodist Church and eventually at Harrogate Theatre.

Andrew Manley, then director at Harrogate Theatre, urged the group to continue working together. They took his advice and have since produced an annual musical or comedy including productions of Jesus Christ Superstar,, Chorus Line, Cabaret, Slice of Saturday Night, ‘Allo ‘Allo and Hay Fever.

It will be performed at Harrogate Theatre on Wednesday, July 18. Tickets are now available from 01423 502116.