A reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will take to the stage across the UK with Julian Clary as King Herod on select dates.

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Julian Clary will take to the stage as Herod on select dates in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Clary joins Ian McIntosh as Jesus, Shem Omari James as Judas and Hannah Richardson as Mary, playing Herod in Manchester (11th - 23rd September 2023), Newcastle (26th - 30th September 2023), Aberdeen (10th - 14th October 2023), Glasgow (16th - 21st October 2023) and Liverpool (23rd - 28th October 2023).

Julian Clary said: “I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing production and look forward to presenting my crazed, queer, imperious King Herod. I’m thinking Putin meets Cleopatra with a hint of Biggins.”

Just some of the other venues included on the tour are: Milton Keynes Theatre (30th October - 4th November 2023), Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (14th - 18th November), Leicester Curve (12th - 17th February 2024), Southampton Mayflower Theatre (25th - 30th March 2024), Oxford New Theatre (6th - 11th May 2024). You can see the full touring schedule by clicking here.

About the show

Featuring lyrics and music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production of Jesus Chris Superstar was reimagined by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where it originated and is led by director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Drew McOnie.

The show’s iconic 1970s rock score was originally released as a concept album and opened on Broadway in 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

The original London production ran for over eight years and by the time it closed, after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time.

Jesus Christ Superstar has been reproduced regularly around the world in the years since its first appearance, with performances including a Broadway revival in 2012, an ITV competition TV show called Superstar that led to casting Ben Forster as Jesus in an arena tour of the show, and a production at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre celebrating 45 years since the musical’s Broadway debut.

Group rates are venue specific, for more information about the tour go to uktour.jesuschristsuperstar.com.