Another chance to be enthralled by Superstar

The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, fronted by Glenn Carter'Pic by Pamela Raith
The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, fronted by Glenn Carter'Pic by Pamela Raith
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There’s another North West chance to see rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar this week.

The production, which ran last month at Blackpool’s Opera House, returns to the region at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from tonight until Saturday.

The musical exploded on to the musical scene in 1971 and changed the face of musical theatre forever.

It tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through a groundbreaking score.

Blackpool Gazette reviewer Anna Cryer said: “This production does fantastic credit to the rock opera score, screaming synths matched by some serious falsetto on stage.”

And added that there were “clever contemporary touches to the oldest tale around in Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright’s direction and Carole Todd’s choreography” with a “stunning set, fantastic lighting and sound design’”

As compelling today as it was at its inception more than 40 years ago, Jesus Christ Superstar has some of musical theatre’s most legendary songs from I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Everything’s Alright, and Gethsemane through to Superstar.

* Jesus Christ Superstar, Palace Theatre, Manchester, tonight until Saturday, 7.30pm, with 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday. Call 0161 245 6600 for tickets.