Cast announced for rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar coming to HMT

Cast announced for rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar coming to HMT

Musical stars Glenn Carter, Tim Rogers and X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji are to head the cast of the explosive new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, coming to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in November.

Returning to a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film, Glenn takes the lead as Jesus, with Australian star Tim as Judas Iscariot and Rachel as Mary Magdalene, coming to the role direct from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live.

Both Glenn and Tim have extensive musical theatre credits  - Glenn has taken leading roles in Whistle Down the Wind, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell and Merrily We Roll Along while Tim’s 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.

The cast also includes David Burilin, Alistair Lee, Ed Handoll, Andy Barke, Tim Oxbrow, Richard J Hunt, Johnathan Tweedie, Cellen Chugg Jones, Michael Ward and Lizzie Ottley.

Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright reunite to direct Jesus Christ Superstar, a partnership that has seen them at the helm of iconic musicals including Evita (in the West End and on tour) and Blood Brothers; a show they have directed for almost 30 years, scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.

Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971, stunning audiences and changing the face of musical theatre forever. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera 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, the rock musical 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 begins a week-long run at HMT on Tuesday, November 10, and tickets are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Friday 22 May

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