Darren Lewis – Jesus, Mark Stenton – Judas, Rebecca Corbett – Mary
The single ‘Superstar,’ sung by Murray Head, was originally released in 1969 to generate interest in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first collaboration. In 1970 Ian Gillan and Yvonne Elliman joined Murray Head to create a full length concept album and, as a result of the massive success it achieved in the U.S. (reaching number 1), demand grew for a Broadway production.
It opened at the Great White Way’s Mark Hellinger Theatre in October 1971 and starred Jeff Fenholt, Ben Vereen and Yvonne Elliman in the lead roles of Jesus, Judas and Mary. Although it was denounced by many religious groups at the time, mainly because of its sympathetic views of Judas, it ran for 711 performances and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including best score. Shortly after that, in 1972, it moved to London’s West End and starred Paul Nicholas as Jesus, Stephen Tate as Judas and Dana Gillespie as Mary. Running for eight years, it became the UK’s longest-running musical at the time.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have rescheduled the show to the new dates of September 22nd – 26th 2020. While on lockdown our leads put their six months of rehearsal to good use – watch them perform their signature numbers…