Acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar show to return to Lincoln Cathedral

Following a sell-out inaugural performance last year, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be returning to the nave of Lincoln Cathedral.

The colourful amateur show will be performed from August 22 to August 30, 2016 (excluding Sundays).

On opening night, 2015, show-goers were dazzled by cast and crew totalling over 200 local people, comprised largely of hard-working volunteers.

The community event was one of extraordinary proportions, being a joint involvement from residents.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Volunteers will again come together to be involved in every aspect of the planning, rehearsals and performances, on stage and behind the scenes.

Ben Poole, who has agreed to reprise his role as a volunteer producer and director, said: “Last year’s performances were exhilarating and exhausting.

“The sheer scale of directing a cast and crew of around 200 is a logistical challenge, but we learnt a lot, and the rewards of working with such dedicated people, and the amazing response we had from those who attended the events, far out-weighed any difficulties.

“It’s about building community, nurturing local talent and bringing a fresh generation of visitors to this beautiful building and city; all while raising much needed funds for the Cathedral we love.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Alex Schimmel, Events Manager, said she is delighted the Cathedral has been granted the licence for the show to return: “We had several weeks of nervous anticipation before it was confirmed that we had been granted the licence.

“It’s fantastic to be a part of this, with so much support from the local community and sponsors.”

Tickets will go on sale on February 14, 2016, purchased only via the electronic booking system on the Cathedral website here.