The hit Canadian gospel stage play “Melody of Deception” will make its UK debut at the Broadway Theatre in South London on 16th & 17th of May 2015. The venue, which is renowned for hosting comedy shows, pantomimes and off West End musicals will play host to Canada’s number 1 gospel stage show. Writer and director, Dr. Elaine Brown Spencer of Kaleo Productions, has teamed up with the UK’s very own Alan Charles of Focus Arts Promotions (Love Sax and All That Jazz) to give the UK a taste of Canada.
Adapted from the popular book Private Pain In Public Pews, Melody of Deception brings a dazzling dramedy about deception and betrayal nestled in a heartfelt message of hope.
After sell-off shows in Toronto, Brampton, Jamaica and 7 episode series which aired on Canadian television, author-playwright Dr. Elaine Brown Spencer is giving more people the chance to see this timeless production when it arrives at the Broadway Theatre 16th & 17th May, 2015!
The play deals with church secrets and the private lives that hold them. It’s no secret the Christian Church has been experiencing a period of turbulence. From the Pulpit to the Pew, leaders and laypersons are falling from their pedestals one after the next with scandals of infidelity, double lives and money obsessions. But the real secrets are embedded in the stories of pain behind these scandals. And that’s where the theatrical stage play Melody of Deception comes in.
The story focuses on newly wedded Humble Helen when she returns with her husband Jessie, who has been hired as the new Musical Director at church. With a mandate to “bring back the choir”, Jessie delivers as the church is brought to a whole new level of praise and worship. The Bishop laments as the direction of the church is not what he wants it to be, and everyone is taken off guard when some dire series of events unfold that finds the church locked in a web of deception.
“The play addresses what we all know has gone on in the church, but we’re too afraid to talk about,” says Spencer. “It’s dramatic, thought provoking and funny! A bit of humour makes difficult issues much easier to talk about.”
Dr. Elaine Brown Spencer is a professor of Social Work and author of two books and four stage plays. It was through Divine inspiration along with her background in counseling that ultimately led her to write the book and adapt it into a stage play series. “I was writing down some advice to share with someone going through hard times. And when I started writing I literally couldn’t stop. Those jottings translated into a book, which was how the stage plays got started.”
Beautifully written and emotionally captivating this gospel ensemble combines drama, laughter and roof-lifting gospel music for a mind-bending roller-coaster ride that is one of Dr. Spencer’s funniest and most moving plays.
Melody of Deception crosses all boundaries of traditional gospel theatre. It’s real, honest, and heartfelt. Don’t miss your chance to experience the show that will keep you on the edge of your seats. For more information on Dr. Elaine’s books, stage plays and tour dates go to www.kaleoproduction.com.
MELODY OF DECEPTION BROADWAY THEATRE | CATFORD | SE6 4RU
Sat 16th & Sun 17th May, 2015 Sat 7.30pm – Doors 7pm
Sun 6pm – Doors 5.30pm Tickets: £25 in advance or £30 at door
Box Office: 020 8690 0002 www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk
GET YOUR £20 EARLY BIRD TICKETS Before 31st March ONLY available by calling 07723 085 092 or www.kaleoproduction.com