Jesus Christ Superstar 2016

15 July 2016 - 27 August 2016

The Guardian

"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.
If you need any reminding how skilled British musical actors have become in recent years, this is an evening to persuade and cheer:
Tyrone Huntley is brilliant as Judas...Declan Bennett’s restrained Jesus has an unforced charisma, and Anoushka Lucas is a soulful Mary Magdalene.
An unexpected and considerable pleasure that really rocks"

Daily Telegraph

Each song is sung with such feeling that the soul of the piece, so volatile in tempo, comes roaring through.
Superstar’s potency and its Christ-like radicalism – courting sacrilege, achieving an essence of spiritual intensity – is reborn"

Evening Standard

"VIVID and COMPELLING. Each new production needs a sprinkling of directorial genius to give it wings. Delightfully, the Open Air Theatre makes this work soar.
Timothy Sheader offers some of the most stylish direction I’ve seen all year

Sunday Times

"The resurrection of the rock opera is cause for celebration"

Time Out

"Both ruggedly masculine and flamboyantly fabulous.
The real find is relative newcomer Tyrone Huntley as Judas: his soulful howl is the most electrifying instrument in this feverishly full throttle resurrection of a classic show."

The Arts Desk

"A gritty new Jesus Christ Superstar that might just be THE FINEST MUSICAL THIS VENUE HAS YET PRODUCED"

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