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★★★★ “An almighty revelation” Daily Telegraph 22
Jul

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Tyrone Huntley as Judas and Ensemble.

Tyrone Huntley as Judas and Ensemble.

Following the official opening night of Jesus Christ Superstar, the first reviews are in:

★★★★ “A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical;  Wit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival of the classic rock opera with a first-rate cast. An unexpected and considerable pleasure that really rocks” The Guardian

★★★★ “An almighty revelation” Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Vivid and compelling. Timothy Sheader offers some of the most stylish direction I’ve seen all year” Evening Standard

★★★★ “ruggedly masculine and flamboyantly fabulous” Time Out

★★★★ “A gritty new Jesus Christ Superstar that might just be the finest musical this venue has yet produced.” The Arts Desk

Matt Lucas, Matthew Bourne and Michael Xavier were among the audience at the performance – take a look at our Opening Night Party Gallery.

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Previous entries

Superstar North American Tour announced

6th Apr 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar tour news

Lyric Opera of Chicago Full Casting Announcement

6th Apr 2018

Full Casting Superstar Chicago

Season Brochure

29th Mar 2018

Read our full season brochure here

Peter Pan Casting Announcement

23rd Mar 2018

Full cast announced for Peter Pan

As You Like It and Little Shop of Horrors Artwork

23rd Mar 2018

New artwork released for summer season

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