A rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life.
What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.
Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.
The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.
An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.
October, 2019, saw our first studio production: "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown. We reorganised the venue's usual theatre to produce an intimate, modern, studio-style venue to bring even more exciting productions to Rugby's vibrant amateur theatre scene. The experiment was a resounding success and we look forward to bringing you more productions staged in these innovative surroundings.