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Jesus Christ Superstar

Closed September 16, 2017

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Why See Jesus Christ Superstar?

THE CLASSIC ROCK OPERA

Jesus Christ Superstar makes a welcome return to Regents Park Open Air Theatre, after last year's successful run. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's controversial rock opera about the last days of the messiah presents the passions of the Christ in typically bombastic style, from power ballads to heavy rocking anthems that accompany him, as he contends with the betrayal of Judas and evaluates his relationships with his apostles and the world around him as he faces the last great ordeal of his life.

Originally starting life in 1970 as a concept album, the show was ALW's first to debut on Broadway ahead of London in 1971. Featuring the well-known hits "Superstar" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him," Superstar is a tremendously powerful musical that retains a large fan base the world over.

To conquer death, you only have to die: The story of JeSus Christ superstar

Beginning with the arrival of Jesus and his followers in Jerusalem, the story takes a new look at the struggles faced by both himself, and the infamous Judas Iscariot, using political themes and issues not explored in the Bible. Judas is seen here as more of a tragic antihero dissatisfied with how Jesus is leading and spreading the Word of God, rather than the cruel traitor we are used to seeing. Combining contemporary attitudes and modern slang, the song lyrics offer ironic allusions to modern life as we know it, in a new interpretation of the events of that fateful week.


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Dates

Previews from: 15 July 2016

Opening night: 11 August 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 10+

Cast and Creative

Cast

Tyrone Huntley as Judas
Declan Bennett as Jesus
David Thaxton as Pilate
Peter Caulfield as Herod
Maimuna Memon as Mary
Phillip Browne as Caiaphas
Tim Newman as Simon Zealotes
Sean Kingsley as Annas
Phil King as Peter

Creative

Directed by Timothy Sheader
Design by Tom Scutt
Choreography by Drew McOnie
Musical supervision by Tom Deering
Lighting by Lee Curran
Sound design by Nick Lidster

Awards

2017 OLIVIER AWARDs 2017

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

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