Sunday, 27 September 2015

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar

Hey readers!
It's time for my review of Jesus Christ Superstar.
I have been waiting a long time to see this and I was certainly not disappointed. The music and lyrics, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, are absolutely stunning. I know some people may disagree, but I actually think this is Andrew Lloyd Webber's best musical (yes, even better than 'The Phantom of the Opera'). The set design couldn't have been better, it was magnificent. The superb cast included Glenn Carter as Jesus Christ, Tim Rogers as Judas Iscariot, Rachel Adedeji as Mary Magdalene, Johnathan Tweedie as Pontius Pilate, Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas, Alistair Lee as Annas, Edward Handoll as Peter, Kristofer Harding as Simon Zealotes and Tom Gilling as King Herod. It was very well casted and Glenn Carter was a complete pleasure to watch. The show was so gripping, I was sitting at the edge of my seat throughout the whole show. Rachel Adedeji gives a powerful performance, with her amazing vocals really showing during the song 'I Don't Know How to Love Him'. It was really funny seeing her in this show after watching her on X Factor in 2009 and I hope to see her in another show again soon. I also thought Johnathan Tweedie had a very nice voice and that Tom Gilling had great comic timing. I felt the lighting was exceptionally well done. The orchestra were also excellent, especially the keyboard, guitar and drums. Cavin Cornwall had the perfect voice for Caiaphas and I heard many people at the interval discussing how good his voice was. There is absolutely no way to fault this amazing show and if this show is coming to a venue near you, I encourage you to leave your computers now and run to the theatre.

The featured star of Jesus Christ Superstar is, drum roll please… GLENN CARTER!


With so many good cast members this was a hard decision, but for me Glenn stole the show. His voice is outstanding and he was so believable in the role I forgot I was in a theatre and felt I was with the real Jesus Christ.

Now for my final verdict on Jesus Christ Superstar. I give Jesus Christ Superstar… 


I think the West End definitely needs a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar so I really hope to see this show again in the West End soon.

Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.

Join me next time when I will be reviewing Photograph 51.

Thanks for reading!

-The Reviewer

*Please note this show has now closed.

6 comments:

  1. Absolutely spot on. Everyone should see this show. Even those who think its not for them will be pleasantly surprised. I have lost count of the times I have seen this production. Every time has been as exciting and amazing as the first. The cast are amazing, as are the band and not forgetting the crew.

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      Thanks for your comment! I really hope I get to see the show again!

      -The Reviewer

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  2. Agree, a lovely review, thanks for sharing. I first saw this show on the first leg of the tour in Bromley. It was a long held wish to see Glenn Carter in the role of JC & I definitely wasn't going to miss that, however once was not enough... seen this many times now & it is an absolute privilage to watch such a hugely talented cast/band perform their craft.
    Can't recommend enough.

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      Thanks for your comment! I really hope I get to see Glenn and the rest of the cast again some day.

      -The Reviewer

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  3. Hi, Great Review. Totally agree as well that this show deserves to be in the West End.

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    1. Hey there!
      Thanks for your comment! JCS is one of my all-time favourite shows!

      -The Reviewer

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