Jesus Christ Superstar (2017)

11 August – 23 September

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016, Jesus Christ Superstar played an extended engagement in 2017, giving audiences one final chance to see it in its original home. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival - and Best Musical in the Evening Standard Awards - Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley (winner of the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award for his performance in 2016), David Thaxton and Peter Caulfield reprised their performances as Jesus, Judas, Pilate and Herod.

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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”

The 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"

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. An unexpected and considerable pleasure that really rocks"

Sunday Times

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