Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar Tickets

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London in 2019 as Timothy Sheader’s Olivier Award-winning production runs at the Barbican, with tickets for the revival now on sale.

This production of the musical first ran at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016, starring Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley, to widespread critical acclaim for its use of live music and framing the story with a focus on fame and fandom.

Jesus Christ Superstar runs at the Barbican from 4th July to 24th August, with tickets available now.

The musical looks at the last week of Jesus’ life, including his arrival in Jerusalem with his disciples, and crucifixion. It includes a number of classic rock musical numbers including “Gethsemane”, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”, “Everything’s Alright” and “Superstar”.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the rock opera was originally released a concept album in 1970, before a production was seen on Broadway in 1971. It came to the West End the following year, starring Paul Nicholas at the Palace Theatre.

Other notable productions include a run at the Lyceum Theatre starring Steve Balsamo and Zubin Varla, and a UK arena tour which starred Tim Minchin and talent show winner Ben Forster.

Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican are on sale now.

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Jesus Christ Superstar running time: 
1 hour 55 minutes
Categories: 
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Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ, featuring the songs I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar.

By:
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Director:
Timothy Sheader
Songs by:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice;
Lighting:
Lee Curran
Sound:
Nick Lidster for Autograph
Design:
Tom Scutt
Choreography:
Drew McOnie
Cast list:
Robert Tripolino, Ricardo Afonso, Sallay Garnett, Matt Cardle, Cavin Cornwall, Nathan Amzi, Samuel Buttery, Matthew Harvey, Tim Newman, Daniel Bailey, Bernadette Bangura, Robert Bannon, Cyrus Brandon, Melanie Bright, Georgia Carling, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Luke Hall, Simon Hardwick, Zac Hawkins, Dayle Hodge, Stevie Hutchinson, Cleopatra Joseph, Rachel Moran, Billy Nevers, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure.
Other info:
Musical direction Tom Deering

Barbican

Address:
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Nearest tube:
Barbican

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Our Jesus Christ Superstar Review

The hippy tribal rock musical Hair may have ushered in a brand-new age for musicals when it originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1967, but it was the British-born Jesus Christ Superstar, first released as a best-selling concept album three years later, that utterly transformed the landscape. The show's 1972 London stage premiere (a year after a different version had opened on Broadway) would... Read more

Forget Jesus, it's Judas who's the Superstar of this vigorous yet somewhat half-conceived revival  

Latest Jesus Christ Superstar News & Features

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Full casting announced for Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican
Friday, 31 May, 2019

The complete cast for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican has been announced. Samuel Buttery will star as King Herod, with previous credits including Fat Blokes at Southwark Playhouse. Matthew Harvey will play Peter and Tim Newman will reprise his performance as Simon from Regent’s Park.

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New casting for Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican announced
Friday, 12 April, 2019

Casting has been announced for the return of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is set to open at the Barbican later this year. Robert Tripolino, who recently starred in the Hope Mill Theatre production of Rags, will play Jesus while Richard Afonso, whose previous West End appearances include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Top Hat, will play Judas.

Jesus Christ Superstar to transfer to the Barbican Theatre
Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

After successful runs at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016 and 2017, Jesus Christ Superstar will play at the Barbican Theatre in 2019 for a limited engagement of 60 performances. The production will open on 4th July 2019, closing on 24th August 2019. The production won the Olivier Award for best musical revival in 2017, as well as the Evening Standard Award for best musical. When the production played at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, LondonTheatre.co.uk remarked that “the production harnesses a festival vibe” and is a different take on a “musical theatre classic”.

New production images of Jesus Christ Superstar released
Thursday, 17 August, 2017

New production photography of the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has been released. The musical stars Declan Bennett in the title role, alongside Tyrone Huntley as Judas, David Thaxton (Pilate) and Peter Caulfield (Herod). Directed by Timothy Sheader, the production first ran at the theatre last summer, and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival. Tyrone Huntley went on to win the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award.

Declan Bennett interview - 'Jesus Christ Superstar was my first ever show'
Monday, 14 August, 2017

We chatted to the actor Declan Bennett, star of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, about the superb production’s revival at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The production opened last July to great acclaim, receiving an Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival, and the show returns to the theatre this summer for a limited run. It also means there are now four Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals running in the West End concurrently: Jesus Christ…, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock and Evita.

Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley return to Jesus Christ Superstar
Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley return to Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park
Thursday, 04 May, 2017

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced that Declan Bennett will return to the outdoor venue this summer to play the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar alongside Tyrone Huntley as Judas, David Thaxton as Pilate and Peter Caulfield as Herod. The production has also extended its summer run where it is now running from 11 August to 23 September 2017.

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