Last chance to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar has extended its season to 23rd September 2017 – giving audiences a final chance to see this acclaimed production in its original home.

The production returned to the Open Air Theatre following a sell-out run in 2016, with critics proclaiming it “adrenaline-pumping” (The New York Times), “a gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical” (The Guardian), “vivid and compelling” (Evening Standard), “an almighty revelation” (Daily Telegraph).

Directed by Timothy Sheader, the production won the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, and the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, with the Open Air Theatre announced as ‘London Theatre of the Year’ in The Stage Awards 2017. Tyrone Huntley who reprises his role as Judas this year, also won the Evening Standard Award for Emerging Talent, and was nominated as Best Actor in a Musical in the Olivier Awards. The production also picked up Olivier Award nominations for Best Lighting, Best Sound, Outstanding Achievement in Music, and Best Theatre Choreography.

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

For more information call the Box Office on 0844 826 4242 or visit www.openairtheatre.com/jesuschristsuperstar.

Stuff and nonsense at Jacksons Lane

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Managing Editor Abbe Bates and her son Herbie enjoyed a performance of Goldilocks and The 3 Bears in London recently at the lovely Jacksons Lane theatre in Highgate. The children’s story is brought to life by kids theatre company Stuff and Nonsense with amazing costume, puppetry and acrobatics, and some witty dialogue too. It was Herbie’s first visit to the theatre, and he thoroughly enjoyed it! The show is currently on tour until June.

Twopence play adds more venues

Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey – the Stage Play, initially running for three weeks at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in March next year (see GTO 250, August), will now play at three more Merseyside venues in April 2015.

 

Twopence to Cross the Mersey – 2015 dates

10th to 28th March 2015

EPSTEIN THEATRE, Liverpool

Box Office: 0844 888 4411

 

9th to 11th April 2015

SOUTHPORT THEATRE

Box Office: 0844 871 3021

 

14th to 16th April 2015

ST HELENS THEATRE ROYAL

Box Office: 01744 756000

 

19th to 23rd April 2015

FLORAL PAVILION

Box Office: 01516 660000