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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 … Read entire article »

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Andy Kind, Stand-Up Comedy

Andy Kind Stand-Up Comedy Night, The Depot, Lowestoft Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 22 September 2015 and The Lowestoft Journal, 2 October 2015 Stand-up comedy that’s not in a pub or club atmosphere might appear to present certain challenges. A Christian stand-up may sound like an oxymoron. However, the mark of a good performer is to take the show to an audience. Andy Kind is a talented storyteller, not simply a joke-teller, pointing out our common frailties and absurdities in the human journey with his unique observational comedy style. Improvising through banter with a few individuals in the audience he cleverly exploited every comment, every piece of unintended material. Needing neither bad language nor cruel mockery, his stories of people in situations we recognise – his family, marriage, children, school, living in Britain … Read entire article »

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John Newton – Amazing Grace

‘John Newton – Amazing Grace’ Saltmine Theatre, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft Review published in Eastern Daily Press, 17 February 2014 The man who wrote the world’s most famous hymn, Amazon Grace, was John Newton (1725-1807). To state that doesn’t do justice to an extraordinary life of sea adventuring, long-life romance with his wife and finding God. However, Saltmine Theatre have taken his story and brought it to life in a gripping drama culminating in his crowning achievement of his hymn. In a period when the British economy depended on slavery, Newton was press ganged into the navy before working slave ships to the colonies. When his ship was storm threatened, he cried out in wretched fear to God to be saved and became a passionate Christian believer, leading into ministry. A parallel with the Prodigal Son was well … Read entire article »

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