PREVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar

July 9, 2015

The World’s Greatest Rock Musical comes to the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne.

Pamela Raith
Photo by Pamela Raith

An explosive new production of the ground-breaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar comes to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre from Monday 7 – Saturday, September 12.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s pioneering rock musical, of the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, changed the face of musical theatre forever and is as compelling today as it was at its Broadway premiere 44 years ago.

Glenn Carter returns as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His 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.

Australian Tim Rogers, playing Judas,  made his UK stage debut 15 years ago. His 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. Most recently he starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre, London.

X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji plays Mary Magdalene direct from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live.

The rock opera features some of musical theatre’s most legendary tracks such as I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Everything’s Alright, Gethsemane and Superstar.

Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright have reunited to direct Jesus Christ Superstar, a partnership that has seen them at the helm of iconic musicals including Evita and Blood Brothers; a show they have directed for almost 30 years, scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.

Photo by Pamela Raith
Photo by Pamela Raith

Event: Jesus Christ Superstar

Where: Congress Theatre, Carlisle Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21

When: Monday 7 – Saturday, September 12, matinees on Thursday & Saturday

Time: Nightly at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Tickets: Tickets £18.50 – £38.50; Concessions £3 off, Under 16s Half Price (Max 2 per full price adult); Groups 10+ £3 off, 20+ £4 off, 50+ £5 off (Apply top 3 prices only).

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Or telephone Box Office on: 01323 412000