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The Open Air Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar transfers to the Barbican

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016 and 2017 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar is transferring to the Barbican Theatre, where it will play for just 60 performances – from July 4 to August 24, 2019.

Earlier this year the production played the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and it embarks on a North American Tour in the Autumn of 2019. Read more.

With direction by Timothy Sheader, design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie, musical direction by Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph, the production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.

Casting for the Barbican dates will be announced in due course.

Jesus Christ Superstar is produced by William Village and Timothy Sheader for Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.

Public booking opens at 11am on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Jesus Christ Superstar is suitable for ages 10+.

Tickets: £15 – £62.50 plus booking fee. To book, call the box office on 020 7638 8891 or visit

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm; Thursday and Saturday at 2.15pm. No performances on Sundays; no matinee on Thursday, July 4.

Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes (including an interval).

Captioned performance: Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Audio-described and touch tour: Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2019 season will be announced later this month.