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Superstar Reviews 24

By Open Air Theatre

Published: 24 August 2020

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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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

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