Jesus Christ Superstar at Barbican Theatre tickets
Jesus Christ Superstar at Barbican Theatre tickets

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's enduring masterpiece Jesus Christ Superstar plays at the Barbican Theatre for a limited set of 60 shows. The news follows a successful season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016 and another in 2017. Following Jesus during the last seven days of his life, the musical features a famous soundtrack that includes the songs "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the eponymous "Jesus Christ Superstar". Timothy Sheader directs this latest incarnation, which takes place on the Barbican’s suitably sprawling stage.

This production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the Evening Standard Award for best musical as well as the Olivier Award for best musical revival. The Standard described it as, "some of the most stylish direction seen all year" while The Guardian praised its "wit, lyricism and satirical bite".

Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 13 musicals as well as two film scores, a Latin Requiem Mass and more. He was knighted in 1992 and has received six Tonys, an Academy Award and seven Olivier Awards, besides many other accolades.

The show's lyrics are the work of lyricist Tim Rice, a long-time collaborator of Lloyd Webber’s. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and is the recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, among others.

Timothy Sheader is artistic director at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre but he has directed shows across the globe, including Barnum at Chichester Festival Theatre and My Fair Lady at the Aarhus Teater in Denmark.

Choreography comes from Drew McOnie and musical direction is courtesy of Tom Deering.

Jesus Christ Superstar features Matt Cardle (Strictly Ballroom) as Pilate and Robert Tripolino (Rags the Musical) as Jesus. Sallay Garnett plays Mary and Ricardo Afonso plays Judas, alongside Nathan Amzi and Cavin Cornwall as Annas and Caiaphas.

The show takes one of the most iconic stories in history and presents it with all the drama, mass appeal and melodiousness of the best Lloyd Webber-Rice works. Don't miss this critically acclaimed production when it plays at the Barbican Theatre from 4 July 2019 until 24 August 2019.

Important information

Playing at: Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Performance dates: 23 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019

Running time: 1 hours 55 mins (including 20-min interval)

Age restrictions: Recommended 10+

Special notice: Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musicals (think Evita, Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) won’t want to miss the chance to see Jesus Christ Superstar on stage.

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An excellent modern revival of a 70s classic. The whole production felt exciting, raw and original. The cast was immensely talented,... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 81 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The production has transferred well from the Regents Park Open Air Theatre. The leads are excellent with some sensational voices and... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 82 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is an ingenious and modern production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I really enjoyed the staging and lighting effects. There were... More

LondonLass 5"1, 248 reviews, 14 helpful votes

The dancing and singing were really good, some massive vocals. The show itself was a little confusing sometimes, my wife asked a couple... More

markspears 5"07, 61 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Loved this show! Probably the best version of JCS I’ve seen on stage. Designed as a rock concert as it should be, the set was great,... More

theatrekid88 5", 70 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A welcome return for Jesus Christ Superstar and it works very well in the Barbican Theatre. Praise must be given to the actor playing... More

joc78 5"4, 439 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Brilliant show, brought cleverly up to date for today's audiences. Having seen the original many, many years ago, this compared very... More

alisonb 5'8", 30 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It is my most favourite show and production I have seen (and I have seen quite a few!) It was moulded so clearly, the choreography,... More

conniewiltshire3 5"11, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I've seen this production in Regent's Park, and I prefer previous productions, where it was more orchestral and without the microphones,... More

catherinebelhouna 1 review, 0 helpful votes