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