19:30, Mon 18th February 2019 at Random Venue 28
19:30, Tue 19th February 2019 at Almeida Theatre
19:30, Thu 21st February 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
19:15, Fri 22nd February 2019 at London Palladium
19:30, Sat 23rd February 2019 at Random Venue 12
20:00, Mon 25th February 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
20:00, Thu 28th February 2019 at Chichester Festival Theatre
19:30, Fri 1st March 2019 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
19:30, Sun 3rd March 2019 at Savoy Theatre
19:15, Tue 5th March 2019 at London Palladium
Lent Week 5 to Week 7
Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based very loosely on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play.
The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities as well as slang pervade the lyrics and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms.