A concert production of Jesus Christ Superstar is playing Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – here’s all you need to know.
70 special socially distanced performances will take place over six weeks from August 14.
Jesus Christ Superstar tickets
Cast and crew will follow the latest health and safety guidance with capacity reduced to 390 down from 1,256. Tickets for the 90 minute show are on sale online now here.
In addition, the concert will also be streamed ‘live’ via a giant screen on the venue’s lawn. 5,000 additional tickets for the lawn screenings costing £20 each have been released initially for performances from 19 – 30 August 2020. You can buy tickets online here.
Jesus Christ Superstar concert cast
Many of the roles will be double cast due to the pandemic.
Declan Bennett and Pepe Nufrio share the title role of Jesus; Ricardo Afonso and Tyrone Huntley share the role of Judas; and Anoushka Lucas and Maimuna Memon share the role of Mary.
They’re joined by David Thaxton as Pilate; Shaq Taylor as Herod; Ivan De Freitas as Caiaphas; Nathan Amzi as Annas; Phil King as Peter and Cedric Neal as Simon with Genesis Lynea, Rosa O’Reilly and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure as the Soul Sisters.
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.
The creative team for the concert production is led by director Timothy Sheader with co-director Denzel Westley-Sanderson, lighting by Lee Curran, musical supervision by Tom Deering, associate director Barbara Houseman, choreography by Drew McOnie, sound by Nick Lidster for Autograph, set design by Tom Scutt, costume design by Tom Scutt, fight director Kate Waters and casting by Will Burton CDG and David Grindrod CDG.
Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera that is loosely based on the final week of Jesus’ life.