Full casting has been announced for the 2023 UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Julian Clary as Herod
The Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will star previously announced Ian McIntosh (Jesus), Shem Omari James (Judas) and Hannah Richardson (Mary). They are joined by Ryan O’Donnell (Pilate), Jad Habchi (Caiaphas) and Matt Bateman (Annas).
Julian Clary will play the role of Herod during the initial 2023 dates including Manchester (11 – 23 September), Newcastle (26-30 September), Aberdeen (10 – 14 October), Glasgow (16 – 21 October) and Liverpool (23– 28 October).
Further cast will include Jasmine Jules Andrews (Ensemble), Pàje Campbell (Ensemble), Louise Francis (Ensemble/Soul Singer), Francis Foreman (Ensemble/Priest), Megan Bryony G (Ensemble/Mob Leader), Joshua Hawkins (Ensemble/Peter), Darius J James (Ensemble/Priest), Cassandra Lee (Ensemble/Soul Singer), Stephen Lewis-Johnston (Ensemble), Charlie McCullagh (Ensemble/Alternate Jesus), Jago Mottart (Ensemble), Mia Musakambeva (Ensemble/Soul Singer), Timothy Roberts (Ensemble/Priest), Luke Street (Ensemble/Simon/ Alternate Judas), Timo Tatzber (Ensemble/Herod) and Jordan Michael Todd (Ensemble).
Completing the company will be Carla Bertran (Swing/Dance Captain), Daniel Bowskill (Swing/Fight Captain), Myla Carman (On-Stage Swing) and Christopher Tendai (Swing/Resident Choreographer).
This reimagined production first premiered at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, winning a 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, and a 2017 Olivier Award, also for Best Musical Revival. The show is helmed by director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Drew McOnie (Cake).
The Jesus Christ Superstar UK tour kicks off at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on 11 September 2023, and visits Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Nottingham, Ipswich, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leicester, Stoke, Bristol, Crawley, Southampton, Norwich, Eastbourne, Birmingham, Oxford, Wimbledon, Woking, Sunderland, Canterbury, Sheffield, Llandudno, Torquay, Dartford, Cheltenham, Blackpool, Bromley, Inverness and Truro, with further dates to be added. See here for full tour dates.
The tour is produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.