Jesus Christ Superstar Barbican

04 July 2019 - 24 August 2019

lyrics by TIM RICE | music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER


Our multi award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar returned in 2019 for a limited season at the Barbican. The production followed two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Digital programme

Running Times: Act 1: 50 minutes | interval: 20 minutes | Act 2: 45 minutes

Guidelines for Parents and Teachers

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Adrenaline-pumping.”

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

“Electrifying”

Chicago Tribune

“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”

Creative team

The cast

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