Easter was a time to reflect on the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, death and rise to heaven and was told in churches, schools and community groups across the town.
But the story is currently being told at Uppingham theatre in spectacular fashion as Rutland Musical Theatre (RMT) present the brilliant rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s stunning piece of theatre remains as captivating now as it was when it first hit UK stages back in the 1970s.
And, ever in tune with the moment, RMT have picked the perfect show for this time of year with the story focusing on Jesus’ final days and his personal battle to control his own emotions in the face of hostility from the priests, the Roman rulers and his own apostles, particularly Judas, the conflict of personality between those two being a key aspect of the show.
The electrifying show features numbers like I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Everything’s Alright, Gethsemane and of course, Superstar.
Daniel Alfieri leads RMT’s cast as Jesus with James Barlow as Judas and Hayley Beasley as Mary. Nicola Sandall is director and Lynne Baker is musical director.
RMT chair, Anne Stringer, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring this hugely iconic production to the local stage this Easter time.
“The music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are loved by many and we hope that it proves to be a popular night out for local residents.”
The show is on until Saturday at 7.30pm each night, plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available from Uppingham Sports and Bookshop; Everlasting Now, Oakham; Wegottickets.com
For more information visit http://www.rutlandmusicaltheatre.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Rutland-Musical-Theatre-1110140579013365/info/?ref=page_internal