Lichfield Operatic Society bring Jesus Christ Superstar to the Garrick stage

Lichfield Operatic Society are bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s global phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar to the Lichfield Garrick.

Eoin Edwards as Jesus, Phil Bourn as Judas and Vicky Beck as Mary

Eoin Edwards as Jesus, Phil Bourn as Judas and Vicky Beck as Mary

It is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen unusually through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Set in Jerusalem it follows the highs and lows of Jesus and his disciples throughout the last seven days of his life.

Taking on the role of Jesus in this legendary piece is long-time member Eoin Edwards.

Eoin will be remembered for his outstanding portrayal of the company’s award-winning Jekyll and Hyde in 2010 and for his lead role as The Man in the 2013 production of Whistle Down the Wind.

He said: “Having been fortunate enough to play Judas in a previous production of Jesus Christ Superstar last year, I am really looking forward to playing Jesus so I can view the show from the other side – as long as I can remember to sing the correct part!

Herod (Dan Anketell) with two of Herod’s dancers, Katie Murphy and Jessica Lambert

Herod (Dan Anketell) with two of Herod’s dancers, Katie Murphy and Jessica Lambert

“I’m looking forward to treading the boards with such a fantastic cast, and working with such a brilliant production team.”

The ground-breaking score features many of musical theatre’s most legendary songs from I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Heaven on Their Minds and Gethsemane through to Superstar.

Alongside Eoin will be Vickie Beck in the role of Mary and Phil Bourne as Judas, who achieved acclaim for his portrayal of Jerry in The Full Monty. Phil is reprising the role he played at the Garrick 13 years ago.

The show runs at the Lichfield Garrick from Tuesday April 12 to Saturday April 16.
Box office: 01543 412121 or book online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com.

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