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Jesus Christ Superstar – Rehearsal Images

Rehearsals are well under way for Jesus Christ Superstar which returns to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from Friday 11th August until Saturday 23rd September.

Phil King.

Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016, Jesus Christ Superstar returns this summer, giving audiences one final chance to see the production in its original home. With direction by Timothy Sheader, design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie and musical supervision by Tom Deering, the production won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and has received 3 nominations in the WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best Musical Revival.

Maimuna Memon.

Declan Bennett will return to the role of Jesus in the Open Air Theatre production. Also returning this summer are Tyrone Huntley with his award-winning performance as Judas, and David Thaxton and Peter Caulfield as Pilate and Herod.

 

Photography by Johan Persson

 

 

 

Jesus Christ Superstar – Casting

REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE ANNOUNCE CASTING FOR TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced that four cast members from the 2016 Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will be reprising their performances this summer. The theatre has also added additional dates, with Jesus Christ Superstar now playing 11 August to 23 September 2017.

Declan Bennett will return to the role of Jesus in the Open Air Theatre production. Also returning this summer are Tyrone Huntley with his award-winning performance as Judas, and David Thaxton and Peter Caulfield as Pilate and Herod.

Declan Bennett was the original lead in the London cast of Once (Phoenix), and has also appeared in Boy George’s musical Taboo (Venue Theatre), RENT (US tour and Broadway), American Idiot (Broadway) as well as on BBC’s EastEnders as Charlie Cotton. As a solo singer-songwriter, his album Record:BREAKUP was released as a live acoustic version in 2013. He achieved five UK Top 20 singles and a UK Top 20 album with Brit Award nominated band Point Break.

Tyrone Huntley won the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award for his performance as Judas in 2016, as well as an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He previously appeared in the Open Air Theatre production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Memphis (Shaftesbury), Hairspray (Curve), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales) and most recently as C.C.White in Dreamgirls (Savoy).

David Thaxton won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Passion (Donmar) and has appeared as both Enjolras and Javert in Les Misérables (Queens), Raoul in Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Maximillian in Candida (Menier) and Only The Brave (Wales Millennium Centre). He is a founder member of the band Divisions.

Peter Caulfield recently appeared in Doctor Who, and as Ariel in The Tempest (Southwark Playhouse). He has also appeared in One Man, Two Guvnors (National and Theatre Royal Haymarket), Into the Woods (Royal Opera House), Enron (Chichester and Noel Coward) and, on television, Cucumber (Channel 4) and Banana (E4).

With direction by Timothy Sheader, design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie, musical supervision by Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph, Jesus Christ Superstar was a sell-out in 2016, and went on to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical and the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. It also received a further five Olivier Award nominations, for Best Theatre Choreography, Best Lighting, Best Sound, Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Actor in a Musical (for Tyrone Huntley).

 

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