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Lead Cast Announced for Jesus Christ Superstar

Initial casting is today announced for the UK tour of the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of and Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Ian McIntosh (We Will Rock You, Follies, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Olivier nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Musical) will play Jesus, Shem Omari James (Dreamgirls UK Tour) will play Judas and Hannah Richardson (Sting’s The Last Ship) plays Mary. Further casting to be announced.

ESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR UK TOURProduced by David Ian for Crossroads Live, the UK tour will launch at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 11 September 2023 and will visit 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. Further tour dates are to be announced.

Produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions who present the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR embarks on a 2023/24 UK tour opening at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 11 September 2023. It will then visit 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, Blackpool, Bromley, Inverness and Truro. Further tour dates are to be announced.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

This production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, selling out two 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 concert version during the summer of 2020. The UK Tour runs in tandem with the hugely successful North America tour of the production which has to date played over 700 performances in over 90 venues since the tour opened in October 2019.

The 2023-2024 UK Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TOUR DATES

2023

Palace Theatre, Manchester
11 – 23 September 2023

Newcastle Theatre Royal
26-30 September 2023
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

New Theatre, Hull
02 – 07 October 2023
www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre
10 – 14 October 2023
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/his-majestys-theatre

Glasgow Kings Theatre
16 – 21 October 2023

Liverpool Empire
23– 28 October 2023

Milton Keynes Theatre
30 October – 04 November 2023

Plymouth Theatre Royal
06 – 11 November 2023
www.theatreroyal.com

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
14– 18 November 2023
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Bradford Alhambra Theatre
27 November – 2 December 2023
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/the-alhambra-theatre

2024

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
08 – 13 January 2024
www.trch.co.uk

Regent Theatre, Ipswich
15 – 20 January 2024
www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
29 January – 03 February 2024
www.wmc.org.uk

Edinburgh Playhouse
06 – 10 February 2024

Leicester Curve
12 – 17 February 2024
www.curveonline.co.uk

Regent Theatre, Stoke
19 – 24 February 2024

Churchill Theatre, Bromley
26 February – 2 Mar 2024
www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
5 – 9 March 2024
www.eden-court.co.uk

Bristol Hippodrome
11 – 16 March 2024

The Hawth, Crawley
18 – 23 March 2024
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/the-hawth

Southampton Mayflower Theatre
25-30 March 2024
www.mayflower.org.uk

Norwich Theatre Royal
08 – 13 April 2024
www.norwichtheatre.org

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
15 – 20 April 2024
www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/venue/congress-theatre

Birmingham Hippodrome
22-27 April 2024
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Hall For Cornwall, Truro
30 April – 4 May 2024
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk/

New Theatre, Oxford
06 – 11 May 2024

New Wimbledon Theatre
13-18 May 2024

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
03 – 08 June 2024

Sunderland Empire Theatre
11 – 15 June 2024

Canterbury Marlowe
17 – 22 June 2024
www.marlowetheatre.com

Sheffield Lyceum
24–29 June 2024
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/lyceum

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
01-06 July 2024
www.venuecymru.co.uk

Princess Theatre, Torquay
16 – 20 July 2024

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
22 – 27 July 2024
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
05-10 August 2024
www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Blackpool Winter Gardens
12 – 17 August 2024
www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

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