Review: Jesus Christ Superstar

With some amazing vocals, an imaginative set and some of the best choreography seen in a stage production, Jesus Christ Superstar bursts onto the Ipswich Regent stage this week.

This production was originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where it won rave reviews and the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical revival.  It has now been wonderfully adapted, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical score is brought wonderfully to life right here in Ipswich!

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the extraordinary series of events during the final weeks of Jesus’ life and his betrayal by Judas that led to his death on the cross.  It, includes those big recognisable numbers, I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Could We Start Again, Please? And, Superstar.

Jesus Christ Superstar is one of those musicals that everybody knows, or knows of.  It has toured across the globe and I have seen it several times, however this production really stands out…

The imaginative choreography grips you from the start, the dance routines are captivating. Andrew Drew has done an amazing job choregraphing this production. And, when you couple this with a brilliant set and even more brilliant lighting effects, this show is a winner.

You would expect the vocal numbers to be good with this production, and the whole cast are strong in this department.  However, Ian McIntosh as Jesus is on another level! So much talent, he is perfectly cast in this role and his vocals just blew me away.

Talking of strong vocals, Hannah Richardson is just fabulous as Mary.  She is extremely enjoyable to watch and when she belted out I Don’t Know How to Love Him, she gave me goose bumps… Just phenomenal!

Director Tim Sheader has done a brilliant job on this production. It feels like it has a fresh approach and we absolutely loved it.

So, if you’re looking for an amazing piece of musical theatre this January, then get online now and book your tickets, you will not be disappointed…

Jesus Christ Superstar is at the Ipswich Regent Theatre until Saturday 20th January. To book tickets visit  

Review: Wendy Cook, Ipswich24 Magazine

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