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Superstar On-Screen Announced 11
Aug

By Open Air Theatre


For the first time ever at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, from 19 August performances of Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert, will be relayed ‘live’ to up to 5,000 additional ticketholders via a giant screen on our lawn.

To complement new safety measures already in place, the lawn will be divided into 1.2msq areas for each individual, ensuring social distancing. All tickets will be £20 and unreserved. Supplied by Blue-i Theatre Technology Ltd, three high definition cameras will relay the production to an LED screen delivering a vivid visual experience at both matinee and evening performances.

Tickets for Superstar On-Screen are now on sale.

William Village, Executive Director, commented: “With the support of everyone involved, we are delighted to have found a way to enable an extended audience to experience live theatre this summer. Government guidance has required us to reduce the capacity of our auditorium by over two-thirds. For an unfunded theatre, this makes financing the ambitious, award-winning, large-scale musical reinventions for which we are known almost impossible. The live relay will help us attempt to make this revival economically viable, but innovative add-ons such as these are not a panacea for the industry. The future of theatre across the country and the livelihoods of our world-class creative talent and workforce remain in serious peril. Theatres urgently need to be allowed to open safely at full capacity as other industries have begun to, so that we can fully play our part in the nation’s economic and social recovery.”

Selected MOREoutdoor Monday comedy events will also be available On-Screen at half the auditorium price, including Mischief Movie Night, Jimmy Carr, Canned Laughter and Russell Brand.

N.B. Subsequent to the post some events have been amended. Visit openairtheatre.com/MOREoutdoor for latest information.

Previous entries

Update on Government Social Gathering Directives

9th Sep 2020

The government has announced that, from Monday 14 September, the limit on social gatherings will be reduced from 30 to 6. It is our understanding that this change does not affect performances at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Superstar Assisted Performances

8th Sep 2020

On Friday, 18 September, the 7.30pm performance of Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert will be captioned by Stagetext, and on Saturday, 19 September, the 3pm performance will be audio described by VocalEyes.

Superstar Reviews

20th Aug 2020

It has been wonderful to welcome audiences back to the theatre – and the first reviews are in!

Joe Lycett Announced

20th Aug 2020

We are excited to announce that, on Monday 24 August, Joe Lycett (the comedian formerly known as Hugo Boss, formerly known as Joe Lycett) emerges from lockdown to host a show where he runs in some brand new material and introduces some of his favourite acts from the comedy circuit.

Superstar Casting Announced

24th Jul 2020

Having sold over a third of the available tickets in the first 48 hours, we are delighted to announce casting for Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert.

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