The London Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which reimagines the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, will launch a U.K. tour in the fall.
Beginning September 11 at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar will subsequently play Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Nottingham, Ipswich, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leicester, Stoke, Bristol, Crawley, Southampton, Norwich, Eastbourne, Birmingham, Oxford, Wimbledon, Woking, Sunderland, Canterbury, Sheffield, Llandudno, Torquay, Dartford, Cheltenham, and Blackpool with further dates to be announced.
Casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.
Director Timothy Sheader helms the production, which features choreography by Drew McOnie, design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Nick Lidster, and music supervision by Tom Deering.
Set in the final weeks of Jesus' life, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story through Judas' perspective against a 1970s rock score that includes "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane," and "Superstar."
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out 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 a concert version during summer 2020.
Produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live, the Olivier-winning production is currently playing a 50th anniversary tour of North America.
The U.K. tour is produced by Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
Check out photos from the original production at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.