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Superstar Reviews 20
Aug

By Open Air Theatre


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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It’s joyously uplifting to see London theatre reborn and rocking again; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s electric rock gig, is a wake-up call for our Covid-cowed capital” Daily Telegraph

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An evening that revels in the joy of people coming together and the glory of theatrical talent getting back to work” The Guardian

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This heavenly show perfectly encapsulates the power of theatre: its endurance and determination to return, and the sheer amount of talent from cast, crew, and creatives within it” Broadway World

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This new, socially distanced normal is going to be just about bearable if other productions reach these heights” The Times

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It is infinitely more than a concert. The socially-distanced separation of the chorus on the banks of bleachers increases the sense of isolation that both Judas and Jesus experience as the mood grows darker. Drew McConie’s clever choreography loses none of its expressive creativity, Lee Curran’s lighting is wonderfully evocative and the band, under the direction of Tom Deering sounds great.” WhatsOnStage

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Gloriously resurrected. Your temperature is checked on the way in but, to be fair, it should probably be done again on the way out after this Biblical assault on the senses. Praise be — and welcome back, live theatre!” Daily Mail

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Captivating…live theatre makes a triumphant return. This feels, hopefully, like the start of something. Regent’s Park was the first theatre my parents took me to as a child. It’s good to be back.” Evening Standard

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Join us for this “TRIUMPHANT(Guardian) return.

Auditorium Ticket availability from 1 September. Book tickets

£20 Superstar On- Screen tickets available this week.  Book On-Screen tickets

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Nothing beats the thrill of a shared cultural experience. For a sector that has always marched to the rallying cry of “the show must go on”, this prestige al fresco production is the most glorious statement of intent.” The i news

 

 

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.

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 On-Screen Announced

11th Aug 2020

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.

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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