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Cast announced for Jesus Christ Superstar in London

The hit musical opens at The Barbican this July.

Producers have confirmed the cast for the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Following two sold out seasons at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, the new production takes place at The Barbican, London for a limited run from Thursday 4 July 2019 until Saturday 24 August 2019.

The new production will see Robert Tripolino take on the role of Jesus. The Australian actor’s theatre credits include Omar in Disney’s Aladdin, Chino in West Side Story and Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles. 

Ricardo Afonso plays the role of Judas in the new production. Ricardo has previously appeared as the Taxi Driver in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and as Alberto Beddini in Top Hat. 

Afro-soul singer Sallay Garnett will take on the role of Mary. The artist released her latest album This Heart in 2017 and has toured in the UK, US and Sierra Leone.

Previous X-Factor winner Matt Cardle* will appear as Pilate. The musician has sold over 2.2 million records and on stage has appeared in Memphis as Huey Calhoun, winning a WhatsOnStage Award.

Cavin Cornwall reprises the part of Caiaphas, having previously played the role in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Lyric Opera of Chicago productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Nathan Amzi will play the role of Annas. Nathan’s theatre credits include Heathers, Henry V, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Disney’s Aladdin. 

Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Timothy Sheader.

Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the rock opera made its debut on Broadway in 1971, before transferring to London’s West End where it ran for eight years.

One of the most enduring musicals of all time, Jesus Christ Superstar combines rock music, contemporary design and thrilling choreography to create an emotionally charged and unforgettable production.

Tickets to see Jesus Christ Superstar at The Barbican, London are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

* Please note Matt Cardle will not appear on Saturday 13 July (evening), Tuesday 30 July, Wednesday 31 July or Saturday 3 August (evening).

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