Wednesday, 9 September 2015

ROCK OPERA JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR COMES TO BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME THIS NOVEMBER


Glenn Carter as Jesus Christ. Photo by Pamela Raith Photography

AN EXPLOSIVE NEW PRODUCTION OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD – WEBBER’S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR WILL STAR GLENN CARTER, TIM ROGERS AND X-FACTOR’S RACHEL ADEDEJI

Directed by the unstoppable Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, the duo behind Evita (in the West End and on tour) and Blood Brothers. This new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be at Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 November 2015, as part of its current UK tour.

The production stars leading performer Glenn Carter who returns as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His extensive 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 star Tim Rogers plays Judas Iscariot. Tim’s 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.

Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971 and tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.  As compelling today as it was at its inception over 40 years ago, Jesus Christ Superstar features some of musical theatre’s most legendary songs from I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Everything’s Alright, Gethsemane and Superstar.

Jesus Christ Superstar is at Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday 2 November – Saturday 7 November 2015. Performance times: Mon-Sat eves 7.30pm, Weds mat 2.00pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm. Tickets are priced from £18.00 to £42.50. Purchase online at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or telephone 0844 338 5000. A 5% transaction charge applies (excl. cash sales in person) postage from £1. Phone calls from 5p per minute. Prices and discounting subject to change.

There will be a captioned performance of the show on Thursday 5 November at 7.30pm, a signed performance of on Friday 6 November at 7.30pm and an audio described performance on Saturday 7 November at 2.30pm.

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