You've Got to Have a Dream: the Theology of the Musicals



Building on 25 years of teaching the world’s only university course on the theology and spirituality of musical theatre, Ian Bradley explores the extent to which modern musicals focus on deep ‘God talk’ as well as moral, spiritual and pastoral issues and how they have helped people shape their beliefs. Among the musicals considered are The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables. Participants will be invited to share their own favourite songs and moments from musical theatre and to take part in singalongs. There will also be screenings of Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Ian Bradley is Emeritus Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History at the University of St Andrews.

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Residential prices start from £230, non-residential from £160. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.

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