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Jesus Christ Superstar to return to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in August 2017
The hit revival returns to the Regent's Park Theatre.
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced that their sell-out production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical Jesus Christ Superstar will return to their outdoor venue for a summer run of just 41 performances in summer 2017. It will run from 11 August to 16 September 2017.
The production, which ran from 15 July to 27 August 2016 at the Open Air Theatre, last night won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical Production at the Evening Standard Awards, along with the award for Emerging Talent which was awarded to Tyrone Huntley who played Judas.
The production features direction by Timothy Sheader, design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie, musical direction by Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph.
Casting for the 2017 production is yet to be announced.
The revival was met with strong reviews, with praise levelled at both the production and cast: "Thanks to a number of fine performances, leaves you reconsidering a musical theatre classic" (LondonTheatre.co.uk); "An expected and considerable pleasure that really rocks" (Guardian); "the show bursts into magnificent life" (Standard).
With a legendary score including "I Don’t Know How to Love Him", "Gethsemane" and "Superstar", don't miss this fine example of epic storytelling in the remarkable surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Tickets will go on general sale on 15 December 2016.