This week we were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of brand new musical Heaven on Earth, based on the biblical story of Adam and Eve and their journey through the paradise of the Garden of Eden.
As the lights dimmed, the music started and we were hurtled through space, heading towards Earth and the British Isles.
After a moment of silence a classical quartet began and opera legend Russell Watson appeared. Starring in the show as The Voice of God, he filled the SSE Wembley Arena space with a song from the show.
Hugh Maynard as Adam and musical theatre legend Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as Eve complete the cast and were joined on stage by Racky Plews (American Idiot, Thoroughly Modern Millie) the director/choreographer of this piece.
The age-old story will be brought to 21st century life with cutting edge technology including a remarkable effect of actors flying in the auditoriums without wires, though how this will be achieved you’ll have to wait and see.
During the on-stage cast interviews Kerry Ellis commented that for her the role of Eve was something new and exciting and the show promises brilliant designs and score: “To hear a brand-new score which people have never heard before is really exciting.”
A final treat saw Russell Watson step up to the microphone for one last song entitled ‘Weeping in the Night’ featured in the show when Adam returns to the garden of Eden after being banished.
Thank you to the Producers and creative team of Heaven on Earth for inviting us to this very special event, we can’t wait to see what this new epic production has in store for us after this brief sneak peek.
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