Glenn Carter to reprise role as Jesus – double platinum selling Rhyduan Roberts as Pontious Pilate – musical theatre star Tim Rogers as Judas Iscariot – X Factor finalist Rachel Adefend as Mary Magdaline in Jesus Christ Superstar – the world’s oldest story.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera, returns to the stage in 2015 in a new production which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 21 January 2015, before 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. Since then he has established himself as a double platinum recording artist, completing two sell-out tours and more recently starring in national tours of The Rocky Horror Show, Grease and We Will Rock You. His latest album One Day Like This reached number 1 in the Classical Charts this year. Rhydian joins the company of Jesus Christ Superstar as Pontius Pilot.
Australian star Tim Rogers made his UK stage debut 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. 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 exploded onto the musical scene in 1971. Stunning audiences, it changed the face of musical theatre forever. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through the eyes of Judas Iscariot
As compelling today as it was at its inception over 40 years ago, 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.
Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with the Really Useful Group presents Jesus Christ Superstar.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright
Designed by Paul Farnsworth
Choreographed by Carole Todd
Lighting designed by Nick Richings
Sound designed by Dan Samson
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – 2015 UK TOUR DATES
Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 January
Monday 22nd December 2014