About the showTimothy Sheader directs Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre, which returns to the venue following overwhelming success last year. Playing for a strictly limited 41 performances, the revival celebrates 45 years since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s seminal musical premiered.
Jesus Christ Superstar is the famous musical that follows the biblical story of Jesus and Judas, leading up to Judas’ eventual betrayal. With immensely recognisable music and lyrics by Lloyd Webber and Rice, the musical features songs such as “Gethsemane”, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, “Hosanna” and “What’s the Buzz”.
Reprising their roles from the previous year are Declan Bennett as Jesus and Evening Standard Award-winner Tyrone Huntley as Judas, alongside David Thaxton as Pilate and Peter Caulfield as Herod. Further casting is yet to be announced for the new production, which was the recipient of the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Production.
Directed by the Open Air Theatre’s Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, the musical is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph. Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie choreographs, with credits including In the Heights, Strictly Ballroom and the previously announced On the Town.
Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on August 11th and plays until September 16th 2017, with an official opening on August 17th 2017.
Who Should See It?Those who enjoyed the production when it was on at the Open Air Theatre last year now have the opportunity to see it again!
Jesus Christ Superstar is recommended for those aged 10 and up. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.