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The government has announced that the limit on social gatherings is now 6. This change does not affect performances at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This is because we are following the safety and hygiene measures for businesses set out by the government in its performing arts guidance. As such, tickets are only available in fixed groups, where 1, 2, 3, or a maximum of 4 tickets are seated together; each group must only consist of one household or support bubble; each group is distanced by at least 1 metre from the other groups; audiences at our entirely outdoor venue are not sat face-to-face; everyone is temperature screened on arrival; and face coverings are mandatory throughout the venue. Further information about all the safety measures we have in place is available at openairtheatre.com/jcs-info-hub. Therefore the remaining performances of Jesus Christ Supertar: The Concert are proceeding as planned and our terms and conditions (including those relating to refunds and exchanges) continue to apply.
We are delighted to welcome audiences back to the Open Air Theatre as we re-open our theatre with Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert. With social distancing, seating capacity has been reduced to 390 seats (down from 1,256), and regular visitors will notice many changes to how we need to operate in order to keep everyone safe and to comply with government guidance. We have created an information hub to share the work we are doing and to help you prepare for your visit.
This special concert staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, is created by the team behind our Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production, which played two sell-out runs here (2016/2017), a season at the Lyric Opera of Chicago (2018), and 60 dates at the Barbican Theatre (2019), before embarking on an ongoing three year North American tour.With 9 performances a week, the roles of Jesus, Judas and Mary are double-cast, giving audiences the opportunity to see any combination of actors as they alternate performances. A performance schedule will not be confirmed in advance, allowing maximum flexibility.
The creative team is: Will Burton CDG and David Grindrod CDG (casting); Ed Bussey (associate musical director); Lee Curran (lighting design); Tom Deering (musical supervisor); Barbara Houseman (associate director, voice and text); Drew McOnie (choreography); Nick Lidster for Autograph (sound design); Tom Scutt (set design) after the set design for EVITA by Soutra Gilmour; Tom Scutt (costume design); Timothy Sheader (director); Kate Waters (fight director) and Denzel Westley-Sanderson (co-director).
Running time: approximately 90 minutes (no interval)
Guidelines for Parents and Teachers
Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert
This sung-through musical centres on the final days of the life of Jesus, and runs at approximately 90 minutes without an interval. We therefore consider that this production may be most suitable for ages 10+.
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"Andrew Lloyd Webber's electric rock gig, is a wake-up call for our Covid-cowed capital.
It’s JOYOUSLY UPLIFTING to see London theatre reborn and rocking again. A BEACON OF ARTISTIC HOPE"
"Infinitely more than a concert. It is enormously to the credit of this production that within moments of its beginning you entirely forget the strangeness of the situation and are completely engrossed in the staging.
A TRIUMPH AND A BLESSING"
"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."
The Sunday Times
“Fifty years on from its conception, Superstar continues to cast a spell.
ENERGETIC AND EMOTIONALLY RICH"
"TRIUMPHANT. An evening that revels in the joy of people coming together and the glory of theatrical talent getting back to work"
"If this is just a concert version, the original must have ripped the veil of Regent’s Park in twain. 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!"
"CAPTIVATING. It was good to be back in a theatre, to feel the communal thrill of a full-throated, live experience. It felt like blood was flowing back into the capital’s cultural veins."
“This new, socially distanced normal is going to be just about bearable if other productions reach these heights. THRILLING"
"Theatre is back in our strange new world – and 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 Chicago Tribune
"This was about a determination to bring back one of London’s most crucial assets, to prove that this could be done safely, to offer succor and balm and leadership. And, indeed, this experience felt far safer than any number of other activities officially sanctioned on either side of the Atlantic — dining indoors, drinking indoors, going to the supermarket, working construction, sitting on a crowded beach. A moment to be cherished."
"MIND-BLOWING. This production of Jesus Christ Superstar – the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice masterpiece – is one of the best I’ve ever seen"
"Invigorating entertainment, superbly acted and sung. Bullish determination to get the show on the road has paid off."
- Oroh Angiama – Bass Guitar
- John Barclay – Trumpet
- Alan Berlyn – Trumpet | Keyboard
- Neil Brock – Guitar
- Ed Bussey – Associate Musical Director
- Tom Deering – Musical Director | Piano
- Anna Douglass – French Horn
- Sean Green – Keyboard | Hammond Organ
- Pete Lewinson – Drums
- Howard McGill – Tenor Saxophone | Flute | Clarinet
- Bryan Smith – Guitar
- Sarah Williams – Trombone | Tuba
- Orchestral Management – Andy Barnwell for Musical Co-ordination Services Ltd | Assistant: Pete Harrison
- Ed Bussey – Rehearsal Pianist
- Tom Kelly – Keyboard Technology
STAGE MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORS–
- Ian Andlaw – Deputy Stage Manager
- Nicki Barry – Assistant Stage Manager & Book Cover
- Andy Beardmore – Production Manager
- Lizzie Frankl – Props Supervisor
- Poppy Hall – Costume Supervisor
- Ida Heggen – Technical Assistant Stage Manager
- Graham Michael – Company Stage Manager
- Jess Plews – Hair & Makeup Supervisor
- Ricardo Afonso – Judas
- Nathan Amzi – Annas (cover Judas)
- Daniel Bailey – Ensemble (cover Herod)
- Declan Bennett – Jesus
- Dale Evans – Ensemble (cover Caiaphas)
- Rosie Fletcher – Ensemble (cover Mary)
- Ivan De Freitas – Caiaphas
- Josh Hawkins – Ensemble (cover Jesus, Pilate, Peter)
- Tyrone Huntley – Judas
- Stevie Hutchinson – Ensemble (cover Annas)
- Phil King – Peter
- Anoushka Lucas – Mary
- Genesis Lynea – Soul Singer/Mob Leader
- Maimuna Memon – Mary
- Cedric Neal – Simon
- Billy Nevers – Ensemble (cover Simon)
- Pepe Nufrio – Jesus
- Rosa O'Reilly – Soul Singer
- Charlotte Riby – Ensemble (cover Soul Singers)
- Tinovimbanashe Sibanda – Ensemble | Dance Captain
- Shaq Taylor – Herod
- David Thaxton – Pilate
- Barnaby Thompson – Ensemble (cover Priests)
- Elliotte Williams-N'Dure – Soul Singer
- Tara Young – Ensemble