Jesus Christ Superstar opens in Stevenage

09:55 15 May 2014

Lytton Players

Lytton Players' production of Jesus Christ Superstar

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One of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most acclaimed shows is being performed by the Lytton Players in Stevenage this week.

Lytton Players are putting on Jesus Christ SuperstarLytton Players are putting on Jesus Christ Superstar

The amateur group presents Jesus Christ Superstar at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage until Saturday, May 17.

The legendary rock opera is based on the last week of Jesus Christ’s life and features well known songs I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Heaven On Their Minds and Everything’s Alright.

The show is directed by Dave Slade, who last year directed the Players’ Whistle Down The Wind, which was nominated for a NODA Award.

He is also taking a group of Lytton Youth to the Edinburgh Fringe in August to put on their critically acclaimed production of 1984, which was performed earlier this year.

Musical director Derek Blythe said: “I jumped at the opportunity to MD once I new Dave was directing, it also happens to be my partner’s favourite show.”

He added: “The show has pushed me completely out of my comfort zone as I am a classical musician, but the enthusiastic and happy team ethic of the cast has created a once-in-a-lifetime production.”

Performances start at 7.45pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm at the Gordon Craig Theatre.

Tickets are £17, with £14 concessions available today (Thursday) and at the matinee.

You can buy tickets from either the Lytton Players’ box office on 01438 357407 or the Gordon Craig Theatre on 01438 363600.

Visit www.lyttonplayers.co.uk for more information.

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