Jesus Christ Superstar, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera, returns to the stage in 2015 in an explosive new production which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 21st January ahead of a major UK tour.
Leading performer Glenn Carter is set to return as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His extensive musical theatre credits include leading roles in Whistle Down the Wind, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell and Merrily We Roll Along.
Welsh Baritone Rhydian Roberts first shot to fame in 2007 as the runner up on hit television show The X Factor. Rhydian joins the company of Jesus Christ Superstar as Pontius Pilot.
Australian star Tim Rogers made his UK stage debut fifteen years ago. Most recently he starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre London. Tim’s musical theatre credits include The Man in Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour and West End), West Side Story, Jersey Boys, The Full Monty, Aspects of Love and the title role in Jekyll & Hyde at the Union Theatre.
X-Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji will join the cast as Mary Magdalene direct from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live. The cast also includes David Burilin and Cavin Cornwall. Further casting to be announced.
Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright team up again to direct the show, having been at the helm of other iconic musicals including Blood Brothers, which they have directed for almost 30 years, and Evita, on tour and more recently for a limited run at the London Dominion.
Jesus Christ Superstar features some of musical theatre’s most legendary songs from I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Everything’s Alright and Gethsemane and the infamous Superstar.
2015 UK Tour Dates
Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 January Box Office: 0844 871 7620
Bromley, Churchill Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 26 – Saturday 31 January
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Cardiff, New Theatre Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
Monday 3 – Saturday 14 February
Box Office: +353 (1) 677 7999
Dublin, Bord Gáis Theatre Website: www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Monday 16 – Saturday 28 February Box Office: 028 9024 1919
Belfast, Grand Opera House Website: www.goh.co.uk
Monday 10 – Saturday 14 March
Box Office: 0844 856 1111
Blackpool, Opera House
Monday 16 – Saturday 21 March
Box Office: 01604 624811
Northampton, Derngate Theatre
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 March
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool, Empire Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 31 March – Saturday 4 April Box Office: 0844 871 7645
Woking, New Victoria Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 April Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 April Box Office: 0844 871 3019
Manchester, Palace Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 20 April – Saturday 2 May Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre Website: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Further dates to be announced.