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Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican full casting announced

The Open Air Theatre production is heading indoors

The cast for Jesus Christ Superstar
The cast for Jesus Christ Superstar
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Complete casting has been announced for the Open Air Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which transfers to the Barbican following its previous UK runs in 2016 and 2017.

Joining the previously announced Robert Tripolino, Ricardo Afonso, Sallay Garnett, Matt Cardle, Cavin Cornwall and Nathan Amzi .will be Samuel Buttery as Herod as well as Tim Newman and Matthew Harvey who reprise the roles of Simon and Peter respectively.

The cast is completed by Daniel Bailey, Bernadette Bangura, Robert Bannon, Cyrus Brandon, Melanie Bright, Georgia Carling, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Luke Hall, Simon Hardwick, Zac Hawkins, Dayle Hodge, Stevie Hutchinson, Cleopatra Joseph, Rachel Moran, Billy Nevers, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Elliotte Williams-N'Dure.

The production is directed by Timothy Sheader and choreographed by Drew McOnie. It won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2017. Musical direction is from Tom Deering, design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph.

The show has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, and was created as a rock album in 1970 before being staged for the first time the following year.