Jesus Christ Superstar comes to Oxford date in 2024

The Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical Jesus Christ Superstar begins a UK tour this autumn and includes a stop in Oxford.

Jesus Christ Superstar opens its UK tour in Manchester in September and will tread the boards at Oxford’s New Theatre from May 6 to 11, 2024.

Ahead of the tour, the initial casting has been announced with Ian McIntosh (We Will Rock You, Follies, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Olivier nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Musical) will play Jesus, Shem Omari James (Dreamgirls UK Tour) will play Judas and Hannah Richardson (Sting’s The Last Ship) plays Mary.

Jesus Christ Superstar Ian McIntosh Jesus Shem Omari James Judas and Hannah Richardson Mary. Photo Mark Senior
Jesus Christ Superstar cast: Ian McIntosh (Jesus) Shem Omari James (Judas) and Hannah Richardson (Mary). Photo – Mark Senior

Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting its 1970s rock roots, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production was reimagined by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where it originated and is helmed by director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Drew McOnie.

The original London production of Jesus Christ Superstar ran for over eight years. By the time it closed, after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time.

This production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020. The UK Tour runs in tandem with the hugely successful North America tour of the production which has to date played over 700 performances in over 90 venues since the tour opened in October 2019.

The 2023-2024 UK Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

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11 – 23 September 2023Palace Theatre, Manchester
26-30 September 2023Newcastle Theatre Royal
02 – 07 October 2023New Theatre, Hull
10 – 14 October 2023Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre
16 – 21 October 2023Glasgow Kings Theatre
23– 28 October 2023Liverpool Empire
30 October – 04 November 2023Milton Keynes Theatre
06 – 11 November 2023Plymouth Theatre Royal
14– 18 November 2023Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
27 November – 2 December 2023Bradford Alhambra Theatre
08 – 13 January 2024Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
29 January – 03 February 2024Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
06 – 10 February 2024Edinburgh Playhouse
12 – 17 February 2024Leicester Curve
19 – 24 February 2024Regent Theatre, Stoke
26 February – 2 Mar 2024Churchill Theatre, Bromley
5 – 9 March 2024Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
11 – 16 March 2024Bristol Hippodrome
18 – 23 March 2024The Hawth, Crawley
25-30 March 2024Southampton Mayflower Theatre
08 – 13 April 2024Norwich Theatre Royal
15 – 20 April 2024Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
22-27 April 2024Birmingham Hippodrome
30 April – 4 May 2024Hall For Cornwall, Truro
06 – 11 May 2024New Theatre, Oxford
13-18 May 2024New Wimbledon Theatre
03 – 08 June 2024New Victoria Theatre, Woking
11 – 15 June 2024Sunderland Empire Theatre
17 – 22 June 2024Canterbury Marlowe
24–29 June 2024Sheffield Lyceum
01-06 July 2024Venue Cymru, Llandudno
16 – 20 July 2024Princess Theatre, Torquay
22 – 27 July 2024Orchard Theatre, Dartford
05-10 August 2024Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
12 – 17 August 2024Blackpool Winter Gardens