Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's

Jesus Christ Superstar

Writers
Tim Rice (Lyrics) & Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music)

Director
Annabel Mutale Reed

Location
The Sainsbury Theatre

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Dates
Wednesday 1 June at 7:30pm
Monday 6 June at 2pm
Tuesday 7 June at 7:30pm
Wednesday 8 June at 2pm*
Thursday 9 June at 7:30pm

* This performance will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.

The running time is to be confirmed.

About the show

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events, but seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. 

An Amateur University production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

TM & © 1996 RUG Ltd.

Sir Tim Rice is an author and Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Tony Award, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist. He is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Evita; with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, with whom he wrote Chess; for additional songs for the 2011 West End revival of The Wizard of Oz; and for his work with Alan Menken on Disney's Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and the musical King David. He also worked with Elton John on Disney's The Lion King, the musical Aida, and DreamWorks Animation's The Road to El Dorado and Ennio Morricone.

One of the most celebrated lyricists in British popular culture, Rice was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to music in 1994. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, is a Disney Legend recipient, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. He is one of fifteen artists to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals.

When Sunset Boulevard joined School Of Rock, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway in 2017, Andrew became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Love Never Dies.

Annabel is a director, playwright and lyricist, she is currently developing new work, under the mentorship of Claude-Michel Schönberg.

Credits include: A Kiss For Cinderella (National Youth Music Theatre, in development); Brother (Bookwriter, Southwark Playhouse workshop production & MT Fest); Seance (Director, Rehearsed Reading, The Pit Loft New York); Trash Puppets  (Director, The Pit Loft New York); Toil and Trouble (Director, Rehearsed Reading,  The Pit Loft New York); Fall of Man; an Autumnal evening of Feminist Musical Theatre (Writer/Director, The Pit Loft New York); STOP: A New Musical  (Writer/Director, Edinburgh Fringe and Cockpit Theatre, OUDS National Tour, Burton Taylor Theatre Oxford); Anything Goes (Director, Oxford Playhouse); Alice (Bookwriter/Lyricist, NYU Tisch).

She has degrees in Musical Theatre from Guildford School of Acting, Philosophy Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and recently graduated with an MFA in Theatre Writing from New York University.

Annabel is proud to be a Trustee of The Oxford Playhouse. In 2021, she was nominated for the Black British Theatre Awards 'Book and Lyrics Recognition Award' for her work as a book writer and lyricist.

Matthew is a Music Director, Pianist and Orchestrator based in London.
He trained at Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded a DipRAM, prior to which he attained a 1st class BA in Music from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. 

Projects include: She Loves Me – Sheffield Crucible (Assistant MD), Bedknobs & Broomsticks – UK Tour (keyboard dep.), Letters We Haven’t Written – RAM (MD, orchestrator), Hal Prince: A Life in Theatre – RAM (AMD, orchestrator), Sunday In The Park With George – RAM (MD), The Threepenny Opera – Oxford Playhouse (MD).

Contains themes of hanging, suicide and some violence, and suggestion of drug use.

Booking

General booking opens on Wednesday 11 May.

Once you have booked a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. Read up on our latest audience guidelines here.

Industry priority booking will open on Monday 9 May.

If you are a member of the industry, please book complimentary in-person tickets by emailing the Box Office on [email protected]

We now offer interval drinks from our in-house bar, The Pear Tree. Please place your order with them upon arrival and your drinks will be ready to be collected during the interval.

Pricing and concessions 

Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, schools, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office. We offer a complimentary ticket for carers, to book please call the box office on 020 8834 0500. If you belong to our Pathways Programme or work with any of our Pathways Partners you are entitled to complimentary tickets. Please contact the box office to book.

Accessibility 

If you have any additional requirements, you would like us to be aware of, please contact box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Booking your tickets 

Book your tickets online or by calling our box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Industry booking 

If you're a member of the industry, please email [email protected] to book your tickets. 

Ticket collection for in-person tickets

There is no need to collect tickets. You will be ticked off an attendance list on arrival. 

Refunds 

Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Director 
Annabel Mutale Reed*

Musical Director 
Matthew Jackson*

Assistant Director
Baris Arman

Designer 
Amy Jane Cook*

Movement Director
Taylor Walker*

Lighting Designer
Luca Panetta

Sound Designer
Adam Fisher*

Band
Luke Byrne*
Helen Kuby*
Curtis Volp*
Lucy Clarke*
Max Mills*

Cast

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

The role of Mary Magdalene will be played by Ellie McKay on 1, 8 and 9 June, and by Miya James for the 6 and 7 June.

Jesus
Rithvik Andugula 

Philip / Soul Girl 
Zoë Birkbeck 

Matthew
Arseniy Cassidy 

Thaddeus
Elijah Cook  

Pontius Pilate 
Amber Grappy 

Thomas / Soul Girl
Kira Guess 

Priest
Mark Hannah 

Judas
Dominique Hamilton

Peter
Ethan Hughes 

Caiphas
Jacob Hutchings

James
Sam Howard-Sneyd

Annas
Jun Noh

Mary Magdalene / Soul Girl
Miya James 

Andrew / Soul Girl
Brooke Lena Johnson 

Mary Magdalene / Soul Girl
Ellie McKay 

Mark / Priest / Soul Girl
TBC

Alphaues
Dhruv Ravi 

Swing
Joshua Rogers*

King Herod 
Orla Tagg 

Bartholomew / Soul Girl
Ami Tredrea 

Simon Zealotes
Imani Yahshua 

Priest
Tienne Simon 

Production Team

Stage Manager
Josette Shipp

Deputy Stage Manager
Miho Ueno

Assistant Stage Managers
Kit Fowler
Stephanie Leeson

Production Manager
Maria Dedio

Associate Sound Designer
Hattie North

Chief LX
Murong Li

Deputy LX / Programmer
Tom Smith

Production Sound Engineer
Jas Fuller

Deputy PSE / Stream
Sam Tate

Production Carpenter
Ewen Roberts

Deputy Production Carpenter
Marie Zschommler

Lighting Crew
Jacob Eckardt
Jennifer Garland
James Imber
Ash Orhan-Pennell
Natasha Shirley

Sound Assistants
Jorge Clarkson
Poppy Morley

Construction Crew
Erin Blake
Summer Collier
Cara Dickens
Lily O’Connor 
Charlotte Owadally

Meet the cast