This special concert staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar , is created by the team behind our Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production, which played two sell-out runs at the Open Air Theatre (2016/2017), a season at the Lyric Opera of Chicago (2018), and 60 dates at the Barbican Theatre (2019), before embarking on an ongoing three year North American tour.
The creative team is: Will Burton CDG and David Grindrod CDG (casting); Lee Curran (lighting design); Tom Deering (musical supervisor); Barbara Houseman (associate director, voice and text); Drew McOnie (choreography); Nick Lidster for Autograph (sound design); Tom Scutt (set design) after the set design for EVITA by Soutra Gilmour; Tom Scutt (costume design); Timothy Sheader (director); Kate Waters (fight director) and Denzel Westley-Sanderson (co-director).
The cast will feature the lead performers sharing roles. Declan Bennett and Pepe Nufrio will play Jesus. Ricardo Afonso and Tyrone Huntley will play Judas). Maimuna Memon and Anoushka Lucas will play Mary. The rest of the cast includes David Thaxton (Pilate), Ivan De Freitas (Caiaphas), Shaq Taylor (Herod), Nathan Amzi (Annas), Phil King (Peter), Cedric Neal (Simon), and Genesis Lynea, Rosa O'Reilly and Elliotte Williams-N'Dure (Soul Singers). Daniel Bailey, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Josh Hawkins, Stevie Hutchinson, Billy Nevers, Charlotte Riby, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Barnaby Thompson, and Tara Young will form the ensemble.