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Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre Breaks

The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS.

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  • Running for just 60 performances from July 2019
  • Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of Jesus’ life including his arrival into Jerusalem, his arrest, trial and crucifixion
  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice
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Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre Show Information

The multi-award winning musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice returns to the London stage in 2019.

About Jesus Christ Superstar

Following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; where it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical – Jesus Christ Superstar comes to the Barbican for just 60 performances from 4th July 2019.

With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the West End’s most popular and enduring musicals. Originally running for more than 8 years in the West End, the show was revived in 1996 and again in 2012 for a tour of UK arenas. This latest revival looks set to be one of the hottest tickets in the West End in 2019.

What Do The Critics Think?

"Gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" - The Guardian

The Story

Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of Jesus’ life including his arrival into Jerusalem, his arrest and trial before Pilate and his crucifixion. The show features well-known songs including "Everything's Alright", "I Don't Know How to Love Him", "Gethsemane” and "Heaven on Their Minds".

History of Jesus Christ Superstar

Originally written as a rock opera album starring Ian Gillan in the title role, Jesus Christ Superstar made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1971 before transferring to the West End the following year. It ran in London for eight years and went on to become one of the most enduring musicals of its time.

Over the years the show has featured some of the biggest names in theatre and music including Paul Nicholas, Glenn Carter, Jérôme Pradon, Yvonne Elliman and Murray Head. The 2012 UK Arena tour starred Tim Minchin, Mel C and Ben Forster.

The 2016 London revival won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

Show Times

Evenings: July 4th to 24th August

Various Matinee and Evening performances - 14.15 & 19.45

July 4th to 24th August

Various Matinee and Evening performances - 14.15 & 19.45

Running time: 1 Hour 55 Mins


Travel Facilities

  • Nearest Tube/Metro Name: Barbican Station
  • Nearest Rail Name: Liverpool Street Railway Station

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