JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Timothy Sheader
15 July – 27 August 2016
Declan Bennett leads the cast in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The original lead in the London cast of Once (Phoenix), Bennett 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 latest 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 boy band Point Break.
Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader and has a legendary score including I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar. Musical direction is by Tom Deering (Made in Dagenham, From Here to Eternity), design by Tom Scutt (Constellations, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and choreography by Drew McOnie (Jekyll & Hyde and Olivier Award nominee for Best Choreographer for In The Heights).
Further casting to be announced.
The 2016 season also includes Henry V, Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild, adapted for the stage by Samuel Adamson (13 May – 12 June) and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade.