Jesus Christ Superstar
Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016, Jesus Christ Superstar is back!

Returning for just 41 performances, one final chance to see the production in its original home.


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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN AIR'S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (30 JUNE 2017)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. Already announced are Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley (who won the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award for his performance in 2016), David Thaxton and Peter Caulfield, who reprise their roles of Jesus, Judas, Pilate and Herod. The 2016 production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.

Maimuna Memon takes the role of Mary. Previous credits include Winnie and Wilbur (Birmingham Rep), Lazarus (King's Cross Theatre), The Busker's Opera (Park Theatre) and Into The Woods (Royal Exchange Manchester).
Phillip Browne and Sean Kingsley play Caiaphas and Annas. Phillip's previous credits include Ain't Misbehaving (Sheffield Crucible), Anything Goes (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Piaf (Donmar) and Ragtime (Piccadilly), and he also appeared in the 2012 film Batman, The Dark Knight Rises. Sean, who recently appeared in The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic), reprises his 2016 performance as Annas. His previous credits include Jersey Boys (UK Tour), We Will Rock You (European Tour), Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep) and Mamma Mia! (International Tour). Tim Newman and Phil King play Simon Zealotes and Peter. Tim's credits include Memphis (Shaftesbury), Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Grease (Piccadilly), Footloose (Novello) and All The Fun of the Fair (Garrick/UK Tour) for which he received a WhatsOnStage Award nomination. Phil, who reprises his performance as Peter, composed the music for, and appeared in, To Kill a Mockingbird at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. His previous credits also include Jane Eyre (Bristol Old Vic/National) and, as a musician, he plays festivals and fayres across the UK, as well as Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and New York.

Previous cast members returning to the production are Josh Dever, Rhys Whitfield, Charlotte Riby and Sinead Long. They are joined by Mark Dugdale, Ivan De Freitas, Stevie Hutchinson, Javar Parker, Nuno Queimado, Cleve September, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Kirstie Skivington, Christopher Tendai, Tara Young, and Dale White. The Soul Girls are played by Kayleigh McKnight, Lauran Rae and Nicholle Cherrie.



DECLAN BENNETT AND TRONE HUNTLEY REPRISE ROLES IN OPEN AIR'S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (10 MAY 2017)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced that four principal cast members from the 2016 Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar will be reprising their performances this summer. The theatre has also added additional dates, with Jesus Christ Superstar now playing 11 August to 23 September 2017.

Coinciding with his appearance at Magic at the Musicals at the Royal Albert Hall last week, Declan Bennett (Once, Taboo, BBC's EastEnders) is confirmed to return to the role of Jesus in the Open Air Theatre production. Also returning this summer are Tyrone Huntley (Memphis, The Book Of Mormon, Dreamgirls) with his award-winning performance as Judas, and David Thaxton (Passion, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies) and Peter Caulfield (One Man, Two Guvnors, Into the Woods, Enron) as Pilate and Herod.

With direction by Timothy Sheader, Jesus Christ Superstar was a sell-out in 2016, and went on to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical and the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. It also received a further five Olivier Award nominations, for Best Theatre Choreography, Best Lighting, Best Sound, Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Actor in a Musical (for Tyrone Huntley).





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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 11 August 2017

Booking until: 16 September 2017

Running time: 2 hrs

Prices: £33.00 - £85.00

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

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