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  • 14 September 2020

'The Lamproom Daily' - Day 175 - More memories of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'......

Inspired by the political and personal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus Christ, this spectacular musical follows the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with the preparations for his arrival in Jerusalem and ending with his crucifixion.

Originally written as a concept rock-opera album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ exploded onto the Broadway stage in 1971 earning itself five Tony Awards nominations by the following year.  Over 40 years later, the show has gone on to become one of the greatest and most enduring musicals of its time.

The LMTC’s production of this exciting, non-stop rollercoaster of a show was brought to The Lamproom stage 10 years after the Company produced the Barnsley premier of the show, a production that sold out weeks before the show itself took place.

Director Jack Land-Noble was a 15 year old actor in the 2004 show and returned to the Company with fresh ideas, taking the show back to its poignant and emotional original setting.

Packed with unforgettable songs including ‘Hosanna’, ‘Gethsemane’, ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ and ‘Superstar’, the show has a cast with ages spanning six decades. 

The show has something for everyone, but remember to bring your tissues.