Last Updated on 24th February 2023
Jesus Christ Superstar UK Tour announced. The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production is to tour in 2023-24.
Jesus Christ Superstar Tour 2023 – 24 UK
Following several acclaimed and sold-out runs in London as well as an extensive tour of North America, the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s celebrated musical Jesus Christ Superstar will embark on a UK tour in 2023/2024.
Produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live, the UK tour will launch at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 11 September 2023 and will visit Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Nottingham, Ipswich, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leicester, Stoke, Bristol, Crawley, Southampton, Norwich, Eastbourne, Birmingham, Oxford, Wimbledon, Woking, Sunderland, Canterbury, Sheffield, Llandudno, Torquay, Dartford, Cheltenham and Blackpool. Further tour dates are to be announced.
Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production was reimagined by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where it originated and is helmed by director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Drew McOnie. Completing the creative team is design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Nick Lidster and music supervision by Tom Deering.
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for decades, Jesus Christ Superstar’s iconic 1970s rock score was originally released as a concept album and opened on Broadway in 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The original London production ran for over eight years. By the time it closed, after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time. Jesus Christ Superstar has been reproduced regularly around the world in the years since its first appearance, with performances including a Broadway revival in 2012, an ITV competition TV show called Superstar that led to casting Ben Forster as Jesus in an arena tour of the show, and a production at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre celebrating 45 years since the musical’s Broadway debut.
Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
Producer David Ian said: “I am thrilled to be taking this award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s much loved musical Jesus Christ Superstar on tour in 2023/2024. Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has created a fresh and bold new version of a beloved classic which will enthrall both longtime fans of the show and delight those seeing it for the very first time”.
This production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020.
The 2023-2024 UK Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Casting to be announced.
Jesus Christ Superstar Tour UK Dates and Tickets
Palace Theatre Manchester
11 – 23 September 2023
Newcastle Theatre Royal
26 – 30 September 2023
New Theatre Hull
2 – 7 October 2023
His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
1- 14 October 2023
King’s Theatre Glasgow
10 – 14 October 2023
23 – 28 October 2023
Milton Keynes Theatre
30 October – 4 November 2023
Plymouth Theatre Royal
6 – 11 November 2023
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
14 – 18 November 2023
Alhambra Theatre Bradford
27 November – 2 December 2023
Jesus Christ Superstar Tour 2024 UK Dates
Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
8 – 13 January 2024 – On Sale 1 March
Regent Theatre Ipswich
15 – 20 January 2024 – On Sale soon
Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff
29 January – 3 February 2024 – On sale 10 March
6 – 10 February 2024 – On sale soon
12 – 17 February 2024 – On sale soon
Regent Theatre Stoke
19 – 24 February 2024
11 – 16 March 2024
The Hawth Crawley
18 – 23 March 2024
Mayflower Theatre Southampton
25 – 30 March 2024
Norwich Theatre Royal
8 – 13 April 2024 – On Sale Soon
Congress Theatre Eastbourne
15 – 20 April 2024 – On Sale Soon
22 – 27 April 2024 – On Sale Soon
New Theatre Oxford
6 – 11 May 2024
New Wimbledon Theatre
13 – 18 May 2024 – On sale soon
New Victoria Theatre Woking
3 – 8 June 2024- On sale soon
11 – 15 June 2024 – On sale soon
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
17 – 22 June 2024 – On sale soon
24 – 29 June 2024 – On sale soon
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
1 – 6 July 2024 – On sale soon
Princess Theatre Torquay
16 – 20 July 2024 – On sale soon
Orchard Theatre Dartford
22 – 27 July 2024 – On sale soon
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
5 – 10 August 2024 – On sale soon
Blackpool Winter Gardens
12 – 17 August 2024 – On sale soon