Full casting is today announced for the UK tour of the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.


Previously announced, the lead cast will include Ian McIntosh (Jesus), Shem Omari James (Judas) and Hannah Richardson (Mary). They are joined by Ryan O’Donnell (Pilate), Jad Habchi (Caiaphas) and Matt Bateman (Annas).


Julian Clary will play the role of Herod during the initial 2023 dates including Manchester (11 – 23 September), Newcastle (26-30 September), Aberdeen (10 – 14 October), Glasgow (16 – 21 October) and Liverpool (23– 28 October).


Further cast will include Jasmine Jules Andrews (Ensemble), Pàje Campbell (Ensemble), Louise Francis (Ensemble/Soul Singer), Francis Foreman (Ensemble/Priest), Megan Bryony G (Ensemble/Mob Leader), Joshua Hawkins (Ensemble/Peter), Darius J James (Ensemble/Priest), Cassandra Lee (Ensemble/Soul Singer), Stephen Lewis-Johnston (Ensemble), Charlie McCullagh (Ensemble/Alternate Jesus), Jago Mottart (Ensemble), Mia Musakambeva (Ensemble/Soul Singer), Timothy Roberts (Ensemble/Priest), Luke Street (Ensemble/Simon/ Alternate Judas), Timo Tatzber (Ensemble/Herod) and Jordan Michael Todd (Ensemble).


Completing the company will be Carla Bertran (Swing/Dance Captain), Daniel Bowskill (Swing/Fight Captain), Myla Carman (On-Stage Swing) and Christopher Tendai (Swing/Resident Choreographer).


Produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live and Work Light Productions who present the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR embarks on a 2023/24 UK tour opening at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 11 September 2023. It will then visit Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Nottingham, Ipswich, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leicester, Stoke, Bromley, Inverness, Bristol, Crawley, Southampton, Norwich, Eastbourne, Birmingham, Truro, Oxford, Wimbledon, Woking, Sunderland, Canterbury, Sheffield, Llandudno, Southend, 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’.


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 UK Tour runs in tandem with the hugely successful North America tour of the production which has to date played over 700 performances in over 90 venues since the tour opened in October 2019.


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.


For additional information about this production, please visit www.jesuschristsuperstar.com





Palace Theatre, Manchester

11 – 23 September 2023



Newcastle Theatre Royal

26-30 September 2023



New Theatre, Hull

02 – 07 October 2023



Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre

10 – 14 October 2023



Glasgow Kings Theatre

16 – 21 October 2023



Liverpool Empire

23– 28 October 2023



Milton Keynes Theatre

30 October – 04 November 2023



Plymouth Theatre Royal

06 – 11 November 2023



Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

14– 18 November 2023



Bradford Alhambra Theatre

27 November – 2 December 2023




Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

08 – 13 January 2024



Regent Theatre, Ipswich

15 – 20 January 2024



Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

29 January – 03 February 2024



Edinburgh Playhouse

06 – 10 February 2024



Leicester Curve

12 – 17 February 2024



Regent Theatre, Stoke

19 – 24 February 2024



Churchill Theatre, Bromley         

26 February - 2 Mar 2024



Eden Court Theatre, Inverness  

5 - 9 March 2024



Bristol Hippodrome

11 – 16 March 2024



The Hawth, Crawley

18 – 23 March 2024



Southampton Mayflower Theatre

25-30 March 2024



Norwich Theatre Royal

08 – 13 April 2024



Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

15 – 20 April 2024



Birmingham Hippodrome

22-27 April 2024



Hall For Cornwall, Truro              

30 April - 4 May 2024



New Theatre, Oxford

06 – 11 May 2024



New Wimbledon Theatre

13-18 May 2024



New Victoria Theatre, Woking

03 – 08 June 2024



Sunderland Empire Theatre

11 – 15 June 2024



Canterbury Marlowe

17 - 22 June 2024



Sheffield Lyceum

24–29 June 2024


On sale soon


Venue Cymru, Llandudno

01-06 July 2024



Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

9 – 13 July 2024



Princess Theatre, Torquay

16 – 20 July 2024



Orchard Theatre, Dartford

22 – 27 July 2024



Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

05-10 August 2024



Blackpool Winter Gardens

12 – 17 August 2024



Further tour dates to be announced.