A cast of more than 50 pupils from Dauntsey’s School has successfully staged “Jesus Christ Superstar”, arguably the most famous rock opera of all time. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this ground-breaking, seminal production follows the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.
Over five nights, an energetic and dedicated group of pupils from Year Four to Year Ten presented an intense, gritty and convincing interpretation of this challenging musical. The contemporary setting and imaginative staging ‘in the round’ created an up-close and personal experience, immersing the audience in the action and the anguish of the characters.
Behind the scenes, the cast was supported superbly by the School’s symphony orchestra, rock band and back-stage crew with 47 more pupils making an essential contribution to the success of the show.
Rikki Jackson, Director of Drama at Dauntsey’s School said:
“Our production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ was one of the highlights of the year. The students thoroughly engaged with the less than traditional staging of the show and it was a testament to all that audiences were moved and impressed by what they saw each night.”