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Love Changes Everything

Love Changes Everything

Love Changes Everything

Review of Love Changes Everything, performed at Lowestoft Community Church, 16 April 2016 and written for LCC members’ newsletter. Published in the Lowestoft Journal, 29 April 2016

The title of this special outreach event was not just a clever use of a great musical theatre number from Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, but an apt description of how the love of God working through people changes things for the better.

West End stage star Tabitha Webb performed a range of musical theatre classics from several shows and some Christian songs along with a couple she wrote herself. Her outstandingly pure voice and professionalism shone through – she is a woman at ease using her God-given talents for the pleasure and benefit of others.

The choir from East Point Academy joined with a beautiful medley of songs and they accompanied her superbly in a moving performance of one of her own songs, Halfway There.

Interviewed about the energy, commitment and perseverance needed to be a performer – and now co-writer and director of her own musical about the Bible, Love Beyond – she told some amusing stories from behind and on stage, particularly from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, where she played leading roles.

Videos from her visits to central Asia and India as ambassador for Interserve brought home to the packed audience the needs of others in lives very different from those we enjoy in Great Britain.

The event was in aid of Interserve, a Christian missions charity working among slum dwellers, the homeless, the disabled, the hungry, the disenfranchised, orphans and trafficked women and children.

It also raised awareness of how artists such as Tabitha and Interserve workers seek out the unloved, neglected and uncared for to serve them with healthcare, motivation, education, entertainment and carry the love of God for his created people directly to them in harsh, hard environments.

It was moving, challenging and entertaining in equal measure – the perfect evening.

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