Barbican Theatre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar Tickets

4.5/5
based on 4 reviews

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Booking from: Thursday, 4 July 2019

Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tickets from £32.10
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19:45 19:45 19:45 19:45 19:45 19:45

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Booking from:
Thursday, 4 July 2019

Booking until:
Saturday, 24 August 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar – The ultimate Lloyd-Webber and Rice classic

Welcome to the latest iteration of Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical. The show has been given a fresh new face in the shape of Timothy Sheader’s Olivier Award-winning production. It's on at the Barbican, and it's predicted to be one of the most popular revivals for the year.

This magical production scored a massive hit at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016, at the time starring Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley. The live music, the focus on celebrity, and its examination of the weird world of super-fans all give the musical a new, highly contemporary edge and it enjoyed widespread critical acclaim.

The self-same version of Jesus Christ Superstar is on at London's Barbican from 4th July to 24th August 2019. The plot reveals the final seven days in the life of Jesus, covering his arrival in Jerusalem, his disciples and his ultimate crucifixion. And it's stacked with unforgettably famous show tunes including Gethsemane, Jesus Christ Superstar itself, I Don’t Know How To Love Him, and Everything’s Alright.

This is an all-time Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic. The original vinyl record was released – as a concept piece – way back in 1970 and was first staged during 1971 on Broadway. In 1972 it hit the West End's Palace theatre with pop star Paul Nicholas in the starring role, and stayed there non-stop for eight years.

Since those early, heady days the musical has appeared across the world in numerous languages. In the UK it enjoyed a successful run at the Lyceum Theatre, starring Steve Balsamo and Zubin Varla, and also embarked on a UK arena tour starring Tim Minchin and Ben Forster.

The music and lyrics come from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The director is Timothy Sheader and the lighting comes from Lee Curran. Nick Lidster does the sound, for Autograph, and design comes from Tom Scutt. The choreography is beautifully handled by Drew McOnie and musical direction is by Tom Deering.

One of the planet's most famous rock operas, JCS is loosely based on the Gospels, a tale of loyalty and betrayal, faith and doubt, and the impossibility of avoiding one's destiny. It stars biblical favourites Judas, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate and more, and the whole thing is wonderfully, magically rousing, whether or not you happen to be religious.

Who is this show for?
This show is recommended for people aged 10 or more.

Press Reviews

Superstar is a must-see hit Daily Mail

Certainly the best show so far this year. Daily Mail

This production is a work of rare mission and artistic merit Daily Mail

At the moment the end came, a gust of wind blew across Regent’s Park and it was as if the trees themselves were sighing Daily Mail

Declan Bennett is superb as Christ…gripped by the daunting nature of his character’s destiny Daily Mail

A perfect cocktail of gritty drama and camp splendour Culture Whisper

Every single member of the London-styled cast is spectacular Culture Whisper

A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical The Guardian

Wit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival of the classic rock opera with a first-rate cast The Guardian

An unexpected and considerable pleasure that really rocks The Guardian

A mass delirium of amplified agony and ecstasy sets in, as the beautifully lit spectacle of our bloodied saviour in his death-throes combines with the counterpointed uplift of the title number The Daily Telegraph

Each song is sung with such feeling that the soul of the piece, so volatile in tempo, comes roaring through The Daily Telegraph

Sprinkling of genius sends stylish Superstar soaring Evening Standard

Timothy Sheader offers some of the most stylish direction I’ve seen all year, sculpting each segment into something distinct, vivid and compelling Evening Standard

Timothy Sheader caps a fine season with an excellent production Andrzej Lukowski

Both ruggedly masculine and flamboyantly fabulous Andrzej Lukowski

The real find is relative newcomer (Tyrone) Huntley as Judas: his soulful howl is the most electrifying instrument in this feverishly full throttle resurrection of a classic show Andrzej Lukowski

A gritty new Jesus Christ Superstar that might just be the finest musical this venue has yet produced Alexandra Coghlan - The Arts Desk

Quietly cool and convincingly contemporary Alexandra Coghlan - The Arts Desk

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Recommended for:

Anyone
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Families
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Teenagers
75%
Couples
100%
Theatregoers
100%

based on 4 reviews

Energy and impact - fabulous show!

Loved this show. The music is familiar from my childhood and the energy and talent of the cast was inspiring and contageous!!


London Box Office customer

Intense and emotional

London Box Office customer

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Barbican Theatre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB

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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 1166
  • Year built: 1982

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