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Jesus Christ Superstar  
The first international hit by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Jesus Christ Superstar
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About The Show

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life and was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage. The show opened on 12th October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York with the London production opening on 9th August 1972 with Paul Nicholas (Jesus), Stephen Tate (Judas) and Dana Gillespie (Mary Magdalene). By the time it closed, after some eight years and 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history.

The show started life as a recording, with Ian Gillan (Jesus), Murray Head (Judas) and Yvonne Elliman (Mary Magdalene), which topped the American album charts three times.

Jesus Christ Superstar has been reproduced regularly around the world in the years since its first appearance, with performances including a series of vastly successful Harry M Miller staged concerts in Australia.


Show Licence Agreement & Cost

Jesus Christ Superstar is licensed to Adult Amateur Societies, academic schools and colleges, church groups and youth groups subject to the terms and conditions listed in the respective licenes below.  When you apply for a licence you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

To view the licence conditions that apply to a academic school, college, university or church group please click here

To view the licence conditions that apply to a youth group or theatre school please click here

To view the licence conditions that apply to an adult amateur society please click here

UK based Adult Amateur and Youth Groups should note that the rights are currently only available for performances up until the end of September 2016.


How much does it cost?

When you make your show licence application you will be taken through to the show licence quotation page. This quote will be based on the details you provide.

To find out the cost of the Jesus Christ Superstar show licence in the UK please click here

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Cast Requirements


1 Woman

2 Men


6 Men


Large singing ensemble consisting of Lepers, Cured Lepers, Merchants, Apostles, Soldiers, Judas’s Tormentors, Reporters, Temple Ladies, and Soul Girls.


  • Mary Magdalene
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Judas Iscariot
  • King Herod
  • Caiaphas
  • Peter
  • Pontius Pilate
  • Simon Zealotes
  • Annas
  • 3 Priests
  • Lepers
  • Cured Lepers
  • Merchants
  • Apostles
  • Soldiers
  • Judas’s Tormentors
  • Reporters
  • Temple Ladies
  • Soul Girls

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      • Keyboard I / MD
      • Keyboard II
      • Guitar
      • Bass
      • Drums


      • Woodwind I (Bb Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Sax)
      • Horn
      • Trumpet
      • Keyboard I
      • Keyboard II
      • Keyboard III
      • Percussion
      • Guitar I
      • Guitar II
      • Bass Guitar
      • Drums

35 PIECE NB. Number of strings can be increased

          • Flute I
          • Flute II (Flute, Piccolo)
          • Flute III (Flute, Piccolo)
          • Oboe I
          • Oboe II
          • Clarinet I (Bb Clarinet, Eb Clarinet)
          • Clarinet II (Bb Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
          • Bassoon I
          • Bassoon II
          • Horn I
          • Horn II
          • Horn III
          • Horn IV
          • Trumpet I
          • Trumpet II
          • Trumpet III
          • Trombone I
          • Trombone II
          • Trombone III
          • Tuba
          • Percussion I
          • Percussion II
          • Percussion III
          • Piano
          • Organ
          • Synth (Moog)
          • Guitar I
          • Guitar II
          • Bass Guitar
          • Drums
          • Violin I
          • Violin II
          • Viola
          • Cello
          • Double Bass
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Set Requirements

Jesus Christ Superstar takes place during the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ in Roman occupied Jerusalem and environs.

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