Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces live screen relay of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert’

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today announced that from 19 August 2020, performances of Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert will be relayed ‘live’ to up to 5,000 additional ticket-holders via a giant screen on the venue’s lawn.

To complement new safety measures already in place at the venue, the lawn will be divided into 1.2msq areas for each individual, ensuring social distancing.

All tickets will be £20 and unreserved. Supplied by Blue-i Theatre Technology Ltd, five high definition cameras will relay the production to an LED screen delivering a vivid visual experience at both matinee and evening performances.

Tickets for Superstar On-Screen will initially be available for performances from 19 to 30 August 2020.

This anticipated new concert staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will see Declan Bennett and Pepe Nufrio share the role of Jesus, Tyrone Huntley and Ricardo Afonso share the role of Judas, and Anoushka Lucas and Maimuna Memon share the role of Mary, alongside David Thaxton (Pilate), Shaq Taylor (Herod), Ivan De Freitas (Caiaphas), Nathan Amzi (Annas), Phil King (Peter), Cedric Neal (Simon), and Genesis Lynea, Rosa O’Reilly, Elliotte Williams-N’Dure (Soul Singers).

Completing the cast are: Daniel Bailey, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Josh Hawkins, Stevie Hutchinson, Billy Nevers, Charlotte Riby, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Barnaby Thompson and Tara Young.

The creative team includes: Will Burton CDG and David Grindrod CDG (casting); Lee Curran (lighting design); Tom Deering (musical supervisor); Barbara Houseman (associate director, voice and text); Drew McOnie (choreography); Nick Lidster for Autograph (sound design); Tom Scutt (set design) after the set design for EVITA by Soutra GilmourTom Scutt (costume design); Timothy Sheader (director); Kate Waters (fight director) and Denzel Westley-Sanderson (co-director).

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have also confirmed that selected MOREoutdoor Monday comedy events will also be available On-Screen at half the auditorium price, including Mischief Movie Night, Jimmy Carr, Canned Laughter and Russell Brand.

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