Jesus Christ Superstar (2016)

15 July – 27 August

Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar was revived in 2016 by Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader. With outstanding choreography from Drew McOnie, a contempory design by Tom Scutt, and soaring Musical Direction by Tom Deering, the production was deemed an 'almighty revelation' (Daily Telegraph). The production won Best Musical in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. In 2017, the production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

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The Guardian

"A GORGEOUS, THRILLING, HEAVENLY MUSICAL. Wit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival of the classic rock opera with a first-rate cast. If you need any reminding how skilled British musical actors have become in recent years, this is an evening to persuade and cheer: Tyrone Huntley is brilliant as Judas...Declan Bennett’s restrained Jesus has an unforced charisma, and Anoushka Lucas is a soulful Mary Magdalene. An unexpected and considerable pleasure that really rocks"

Daily Telegraph

“AN ALMIGHTY REVELATION Each song is sung with such feeling that the soul of the piece, so volatile in tempo, comes roaring through. Superstar’s potency and its Christ-like radicalism – courting sacrilege, achieving an essence of spiritual intensity – is reborn"

Evening Standard

"VIVID and COMPELLING. Each new production needs a sprinkling of directorial genius to give it wings. Delightfully, the Open Air Theatre makes this work soar. Timothy Sheader offers some of the most stylish direction I’ve seen all year”

Sunday Times

"The resurrection of the rock opera is cause for celebration"

Time Out

"Both ruggedly masculine and flamboyantly fabulous. The real find is relative newcomer Tyrone Huntley as Judas: his soulful howl is the most electrifying instrument in this feverishly full throttle resurrection of a classic show."

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