Acclaimed rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Regents Park Open Air Theatre in a surprise Summer season
Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the Barbican, Jesus Christ Superstar is back for six-weeks only!
With a legendary score including I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar, and musical direction by Tom Deering and choreography by Drew McOnie, experience epic storytelling in the remarkable surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Jesus Christ Superstar will run from 14 August 2020 at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
Who’s in it? Jesus Christ Superstar Cast
Declan Bennett and Pepe Nufrio will play the role of Jesus. Declan originated the role in the Open Air Theatre production in 2016 and 2017. Pepe appears in the North American tour of the Regent’s Park production.
Tyrone Huntley and Ricardo Afonso will play the role of Judas. Tyrone won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Emerging Talent when he originated the role in 2016, a performance which also earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical and WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Ricardo played the role of Judas when the Open Air Theatre production transferred to the Barbican in 2019.
Anoushka Lucas and Maimuna Memon both reprise their Open Air Theatre performances as Mary.
Also confirmed are: David Thaxton (Pilate), Shaq Taylor (Herod), Ivan De Freitas (Caiaphas), Nathan Amzi (Annas), Phil King (Peter), Cedric Neal (Simon), and Genesis Lynea, Rosa O’Reilly, Elliotte Williams-N’Dure (Soul Singers).
Completing the cast are: Daniel Bailey, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Josh Hawkins, Stevie Hutchinson, Billy Nevers, Charlotte Riby, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Barnaby Thompson and Tara Young.
Directed by Timothy Sheader, with design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie, musical direction Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Superstar is a must-see hit – Daily Mail
A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical – The Guardian
Both ruggedly masculine and flamboyantly fabulous – Time Out
Each song is sung with such feeling that the soul of the piece, so volatile in tempo, comes roaring through – Daily Telegraph
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the Weather Policy.This production is a 90-minute concert version of the original production. There is no interval. Safety protocols are in place.
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