Published: 00:00, 05 January 2015
| Updated: 10:37, 05 January 2015
Two X Factorfavourites from years past will join forces in a tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which kicks off in Kent.
The ground-breaking rock opera returns with a new production which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday, January 21, ahead of a major UK tour.
Welsh baritone Rhydian Roberts first shot to fame in 2007 as the runner up on hit television show The X Factor. Since then he has established himself as a double platinum recording artist, completing two sell-out tours and more recently starring in national tours of The Rocky Horror Show, Grease and We Will Rock You. His latest album One Day Like This reached number 1 in the Classical Charts this year. Rhydian joins the company of Jesus Christ Superstar as Pontius Pilot.
X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji will join the cast as Mary Magdalene direct from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live. The cast also includes David Burilin and Cavin Cornwall.
Leading performer Glenn Carter is set to return as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His extensive musical theatre credits include leading roles in Whistle Down the Wind, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell and Merrily We Roll Along.
Australian star Tim Rogers made his UK stage debut 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Most recently he starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre London. Tim’s musical theatre credits include The Man in Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour and West End), West Side Story, Jersey Boys, The Full Monty, Aspects of Love and the title role in Jekyll & Hyde at the Union Theatre.
Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright team up again to direct the show, having been at the helm of other iconic musicals including Blood Brothers, which they have directed for almost 30 years, and Evita, on tour and more recently for a limited run at the London Dominion.
Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through the eyes of Judas Iscariot and includes the songs I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Everything’s Alright, Gethsemane and Superstar.
It is at the Churchill Theatre from Wednesday, January 21 until Saturday, January 24. Tickets cost from £17.90 plus £2.85 booking fee. Visit www.atgtickets.com