Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

Initially unable to get backing for a stage production, the composers released it as a rock opera album musical. The success of the album led to the show's Broadway on-stage debut in 1971.

The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.

 

The show was performed by Telford & District Light Operatic Players, Telford, Shropshire
from 17th April to 23rd April, 1994.

Photos courtesy of Society members.

The Production Team:

 

The Players:

 

Show Photos:

 

The Programme:

Production Team:


Director/Choreographer - Helen Bryant

Director/Choreographer - Lynn Jones

Musical Director - Robert Wysome

Rehearsal Pianists - Robert Wysome, Ian Pickford

Show Co-ordinator - Andrew Murray

Set Design - Norman Jones

Stage Manager - Mark Law

Asst. Stage Manager - Mike Law

Stage Crew - David Barke, John Brown, Phil Brown,  Martin Jones, Ian Maxwell-Muller,  Peter Cooper, James Elliot, Liz Gunn, Rob Watson, Norman Jones, Brian Jones, Derek Jones, Andrew Murray, Andrew Oliver, Colin Price

Lighting Design - Norman Jones

Lighting - Brian Eades

Sound - Ray Newell

Stage Properties - Keith Roberts

Asst. Stage Properties - Sue Watts, Yvonne Roberts, Morag Rafferty, Dave Williams

Wardrobe & Costume Design - Cheryl B Woronoff Hoof

Asst. Wardrobe - Janet Murray

Dressers - Val Harland, Pat Brown

Make-Up - Rob Talbot, Ray Hindley

Hairdresser - Sue Munslow, Norma Smith

Calls/Prompt - Helen Bryant, Lynn Jones

Dance Captains - Victoria Dolan, Robin Cooper

Front of House Manager - Heather Jones

Front of House - Members & Friends of the Society

Sponsorship Secretary - Brian Pine

Ticket Secretary - Brian Pine

Asst. Ticket Secretary - Carole Rutter

Box Office - Oakengates Theatre

Publicity - Nigel Whyles, Jennie Elliot, Brian Pine

 

Cast:

 

Jesus of Nazareth - David Barke

Judas Iscariot - Eric Pover

Mary Magdalene - Debbie Owen

Pontius Pilate - David Leaske

King Herod - Andrew Murray

Ciaphas – High Priest - Ian Pickford

Peter - Roger Ashford

Simon Zealotes - Jason Watkins

Annas – Priest - Derek Jones

Priests - Tony Hale, Frank Jackson, Kevin Read-Jones

 

THE APOSTLES

 

Roger Ashford, Eric Pover, Ken Brookes, Andy Slater, Robin Cooper, Keith Tisdale, Alistair Craib, Steve Venezia, Jason McComb, Jason Watkins, Steve Manley, Nigel Whyles

 

THE COMPANY

 

Phylis Anderson, Megan Harding, Sue Polnton, Bev Ashford, Ian Hart, Gillian Read-Jones, Tracy Baylis, Helen Hood, Andy Reed, Eve Cooper, Mary Jones, Gina Snape, Victoria Dolan, Christine King, Margaret Stokes, Norma Downing, Marion Lowe, Gill Stretton, Kathy Dumbrill, Jo McMellon, Rosemary Suggitt, Jennie Elliott, Bernard Millard, Victoria Thornton, Wendy Freeman, Janet Murray, Sharon Trott, Liz Gunn, Helen Muttit, Dilys Williams, Mary Young

 

THE CHILDREN

 

Lydia Chapman, Eleanor Dolan, Lisa Jones

 

THE SOLDIERS

 

Mark Law, Bernard Millard, Ian Maxwell-Muller, Andrew Oliver, Keith Roberts

 

UNDERSTUDIES

 

Jesus - Roger Ashford

Judas - Jason McComb

Mary - Victoria Thornton