In rehearsal: Jesus Christ Superstar

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Wed 02 Aug 2017 13:56
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Preparations for the eagerly anticipated return of the Olivier Award-winning Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar, are in full swing, so we peeked into the rehearsal room.

Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016 in a six-time Olivier Award-nominated run (winning Magic Radio Best Musical Revival), the show is returning to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer with returning cast members Tyrone Huntley (Olivier nominated for his role), Declan Bennett (Jesus), David Thaxton (Pilate) and Peter Caulfield (Herod).

Loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, the show details the interpersonal struggles between Jesus and Judas Iscariot through rip-roaringly powerful and punchy music.

With a renowned score including I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar, musical direction by Tom Deering and choreography by Drew McOnie, direction from Timothy Sheader, and spectacle, comedy and heart-breaking betrayal in abundance, this production promises an epic experience.

Back for just over one month, this is one final chance to see the smash-hit production in its original home.

You can book your Jesus Christ Superstar tickets here.