lyrics by TIM RICE | music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
BOOKING NOW OPEN see below on how to book
Our multi award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar is back. Playing just 60 performances at the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, this "gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" (Guardian) is "an almighty revelation" (Daily Telegraph).
HOW TO BOOK
Tickets can be purchased online via the Barbican's website*.
Alternatively, call the Barbican box office on 020 7638 8891*.
(lines open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm | Sun 11am-8pm)
*Telephone transaction fee: £4.00; Online transaction fee: £3.00; no transaction fee for Groups of 10+; no transaction fee when booked in person at the Barbican's box office.
Please note that all performances are at the Barbican Theatre. Latecomers not admitted until the interval; No re-admittance during the performance.
Running Times: Act 1: 50 minutes | interval: 20 minutes | Act 2: 45 minutes
Tuesday 23 July: Post-show talk (free to same-day ticket holders)
Tuesday 6 August: Captioned performance by StageText
Tuesday 13 August: Audio-described performance by VocalEyes, with touch tour
Guidelines for Parents and Teachers
Jesus Christ Superstar Barbican
As this sung-through musical centres on the final days of the life of Jesus and his crucifixion, we consider this production to be most suitable for ages 10+.
More Information about bringing children to the Open Air Theatre
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Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
“A mass delirium of amplified agony and ecstasy”
Simon Button, Attitude
“The most thrilling revival yet”
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
“Magnificent…vivid and compelling”
Sarah Hemming, The Financial Times
“This cracking revival brings Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical to a new generation”
Sam Marlowe, The Times
“Its score, careening from bombastic, grinding guitar freak-outs and lung-busting ballads to lilting melodies and rousing chorales, is thrilling”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Wit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival”
Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
“A hosanna-worthy production…the most millennial-friendly JCS ever”
Maxie Szalwinska, The Sunday Times
“The resurrection of the rock opera is cause for celebration”
- Director – Timothy Sheader
- Designer – Tom Scutt
- Choreographer – Drew McOnie
- Musical Supervisor – Tom Deering
- Lighting Designer – Lee Curran
- Sound Designer – Nick Lidster for Autograph
- Musical Director – Ed Bussey
- Fight Director – Kate Waters
- Associate Director - Voice and Text – Barbara Houseman
- Casting Director – Will Burton CDG &
David Grindrod CDG
- Casting to be announced