Over 40 years as a Superstar

Pamela Raith
Pamela Raith

The show that made the names of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is now more than 40-years-old.

The rock opera, which caused some controversy when it was first performed, is coming to Royal & Derngate in Northampton as part of a UK tour.

The musical tells the story of the last seven days in the life of jesus seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

It features the songs I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Everything’s Alright and the title song.

In this production Glenn Carter takes the part of Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film.

Welsh Baritone Rhydian Roberts, who first shot to fame in 2007 as the runner up on hit television show The X Factor plays Pontius Pilot.

Tim Rogers, who plays Judas Iscariot, most recently starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre London.

Jesus Christ Superstar is on the Derngate stage from Monday to Saturday, March 16 to 21, with performances at 7.30pm and matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday. For tickets call 01604 624811,